Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Apache Junction

A suspect in the March 4 robbery of the US Bank location inside the Safeway supermarket at 3185 W. Apache Trail has been arrested.

The suspect, identified as Eric Joseph Rawlings, 48, of Apache Junction, was arrested on Thursday, April 18, after detectives and officers from the Apache Junction Police Department served a search warrant at Rawlings’ residence. Rawlings was later transported to the Pinal County Detention Center in Florence on charges of aggravated assault and armed robbery. He was being held on a $100,000 secured bond.

Rawlings’ image was captured on a surveillance video which was distributed to the public through local media outlets. Later, after several weeks into this investigation Rawlings was identified and subsequently charged with this crime.

According to an earlier press release from AJPD:

“The suspect approached a teller with a note advising that he had a gun (the weapon was not seen) and demanded cash. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and he fled the store. He was last seen on foot, leaving through the east entry/exit doors. It is unknown if a vehicle was involved or if there were any accomplices.”

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