The Whitney Bank branch on Country Club Road was robbed Saturday morning, authorities confirmed.
The robbery happened around 11 a.m.
Authorities say a caller tipped them off about the incident. The caller then followed the suspect, forcing her to stop at a local business on Nelson Road, restraining her until police arrived.
One person has been apprehended, said Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, Lake Charles Police Department spokesman.
Authorities arrested 50-year-old Eva Powell from Vidor, Texas.
Police say Powell walked into the bank and presented a teller with a note demanding money.
The teller complied and the suspect fled the bank, but she was later apprehended at a nearby business.
Powell is charged with first-degree robbery, drug possession and drug paraphernalia
She was booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center
The investigation is ongoing
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