DNA from a napkin left in a vehicle used following the September robbery of a Centennial Bank on Donaghey helped Conway police identify an Indiana man as a suspect.
Conway police spokesperson La Tresha Woodruff said in a news release Thursday that Curtis Burrow, 66, has been named following the investigation and DNA testing.
The Centennial branch was robbed around 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 1, when a white male wearing a tan jacket and sunglasses entered the location, displayed a handgun and demanded money.
The suspect left the bank in a maroon sedan, which was later found by police in the Lowe’s parking lot at 1325 U.S. 64 in Conway.
Woodruff said detectives found a steering wheel cover and a small napkin in the vehicle, which were sent to the State Crime Lab for testing.
DNA from the napkin was traced to Burrow, and further investigation showed he had admitted to at least one bank robbery in Illinois and is facing charges for two robberies in the state, police said.
Woodruff said Burrow was arrested along with another man after a heist in Illinois.
Woodruff said charges have not been filed yet against Burrow for the Centennial Bank robbery, but could happen soon.
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