A woman was later seen entering a blue sports style car with a license plate reading FZL7444, witnesses told police.
“They went on to say they weren’t sure if the first letter was an ‘F’ or an ‘E’ but they were sure of the numbers,” the affidavit says.
Police found the suspect vehicle about an hour after the robbery and initiated a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Race Street. In the back of the vehicle, police spotted a dark parka fitting the description of the suspect’s coat.
The occupants, James Givens and Alvarado, were detained. Givens had $940.25 in his possession at the time of the arrest.
Givens told police that the money was from cashing in his 401K. Investigators determined that to be false. Givens eventually pleaded guilty to a robbery at Security National Bank that occurred few days earlier and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.