California man identified as suspect in Downtown Boise bank robbery

Boise police arrested a California man in connection with a reported bank robbery in Downtown Boise on Wednesday.

In a tweet, Boise Police Department said the suspect was located shortly after noon. He was later identified in a news release as 50-year-old James D. Nolan, of Redding, California. He’s charged with felony robbery.

The robbery occurred at around 11:20 a.m. at a bank at Front Street and Capitol Boulevard, according to another tweet from police. Authorities did not name the bank.

Police said the suspect handed a note to the teller and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The bank robbery suspect ran from the scene and headed north on Capitol Boulevard.

Nolan, who matched the suspect description, was found a short time later near 6th and Main streets.

Previously, the department had asked for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. The suspect was described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, and weighing 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray coat or hoodie, gray pants and a camouflage beanie. He also had a long white goatee, according to police.

Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.