Capital One bank robber arrested in Louisiana
The man who is reported to have robbed the Capital One bank located on 16th Street in Orange on Friday has been identified as James Hunter Bergeron, 22, of Sulphur, La.
According to Capt. Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, they followed up on some tips, which led them to the suspect. An arrest warrant was issued and he remains in the Calcasieu Parish jail pending extradition to Texas.
Bergeron was wearing a black cowboy hat and tattered blue jeans when he entered the bank about 10:30 a.m.
He patiently waited in line behind other customers with a bank bag under his arm. When it was his turn he reportedly approached the teller and presented her with a note demanding money. She complied and he took back the note and left the scene. Witnesses reported he got into a white pickup truck which was parked in an adjacent parking lot. It was unclear which direction he traveled once he left the scene, according to Hargrave.
The suspect did not have a weapon visible at the time of the robbery and nobody was harmed.