Police arrest suspect in Alexandria bank robbery

Police say a man suspected of robbing a bank in Alexandria has been arrested in North Dakota.

Victor Wallace, 49, was brought into custody Friday in West Fargo, according to the Alexandria Police Department.

The department says officers were called to a robbery in progress at Bremer Bank shortly before 4:30 p.m. Officers responded and set up a perimeter, then used a K-9 to try to track the suspect but those efforts were unsuccessful.

At around 9 p.m., SWAT and other law enforcement officials executed a warrant in the 1700 block of Nokomis Street in connection to the robbery, and a “code red” was issued for the area. However, that was later lifted and nobody was arrested.

The department released a picture of the suspect from bank surveillance cameras, noting the suspect allegedly had a gun during the robbery. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Police say surveillance video shared by private residences and local businesses helped authorities identify the suspect and the vehicle he used.