HANFORD — Police arrested a Fresno man Monday morning just 30 minutes after he allegedly robbed the Hanford branch of the Educational Employees Credit Union.

The Hanford Police Department responded to a robbery around 9:05 a.m. at the bank, located at the northeast corner of Seventh Street and Mall Drive. The credit union closed temporarily closed Monday morning while officers investigated the crime. Police instructed members to use the ATM or come back later to handle their banking needs.

Police said the man walked into the bank just minutes after the business opened at 9 a.m. and demanded all the money from a teller’s drawer. The man left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers flooded the surrounding area to search for anyone matching the suspect’s description. Around 9:35 a.m., an officer tried to make contact with a man walking behind the Sears Auto Center. Police said the man ran from the officer.

The officer managed to tackle the man following a brief foot chase. Police said the man, identified as Anthony Greenhill, 59, was positively identified as the bank robber. Greenhill was found in possession of a knife, a large screwdriver and the exact amount of cash taken during the robbery.

Police said Greenhill had changed his clothes and discarded the clothes he wore during the robbery nearby.

Greenhill was booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of robbery. His bail was set at $35,000. Police said Greenhill was also on federal probation for being a felon in possession of a handgun.

All of the stolen cash was returned to the bank.

The reporter can be reached at 583-2458 or meiman@HanfordSentinel.com.

 

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