PDT Staff Writer
Early Monday evening Portsmouth Police arrested the man they say robbed the Atomic Employees Credit Union at 2741 Scioto Trail in Portsmouth Monday morning. Using a surveillance photo, police identified the robber as Quentin Hamrick, 32, who reportedly has a Portsmouth address but is currently considered homeless.
“We got a tip on where he was and we went out and arrested him,” Portsmouth Police Detective Sgt. Jim Charles said. “He will be charged with robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence.”
It took only seven hours to bring the manhunt to an end.
“At 10:01 a.m. we received a call at Atomic Employees Credit Union,” Portsmouth Police Detective Andy Dawes said. “The employees reported that a black male had entered the bank and had demanded money from one of the tellers.”
Dawes said Hamrick was able to flee the area with an undisclosed amount of money from the bank.
“We believe that he had a car waiting for him in the area, and that somebody was able to drive him out of the area,” Dawes said.
Dawes said officers expected to make a quick arrest once the word got out that they had an identification from a surveillance photo taken in the bank.
Dawes said Hamrick has a criminal background, having been convicted of aggravated robbery in 1998, and he said Hamrick has a prior record of burglary and aggravated burglary, and he was also charged with abduction in 2004.
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