ECU robbery arrest

Kenosha Police on Thursday arrested Jarry D. Little, 32, of Kenosha, in connection with Tuesday's alleged armed robbery of an Educators Credit Union branch in Kenosha. Police released this photo while searching for a suspect.

KENOSHA — Kenosha Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in connection with Tuesday’s armed robbery at the Kenosha Educators Credit Union branch.

Police on Friday morning identified the suspect as Jarry D. Little, 32, of the 4700 block of Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Police referred charges of robbery of a financial institution and possession of narcotic drugs, jail records show.

After an initial appearance in court in Kenosha on Friday, it became clear that Little might be extradited to Lake County, Ill., on felony charges of burglary and criminal damage to property that were filed March 29.

Little made an initial court appearance Friday afternoon and a cash bond was set at $10,000, but he was not formally charged with the robbery as of 2 p.m. Friday. An extradition hearing has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on July 19.

Little allegedly robbed the credit-union branch at 4125 Green Bay Road (Highway 31), at 11:46 a.m. Tuesday. He was arrested with the assistance of a K-9 officer shortly after noon Thursday, police said, after a surveillance photo showing the alleged robber was released to the public on Tuesday.

When police searched the car of a man suspected of robbing a Kenosha credit union this week they found a hand-written note matching the one the robber used to demand a clerk hand over cash.

Crimestoppers tip

The credit union was robbed at by a man who walked into the bank alone, handing a note to a teller that demanded cash, the note threatening that the suspect would shoot if money wasn’t handed over. The man left with $2,300 in cash and was seen driving away in a Toyota Camry.

At Friday’s hearing, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Emily Trigg said Kenosha Police focused on Little after receiving a tip through Crimestoppers.

Trigg said a search warrant was served on the home where Little lives with his mother in Kenosha, and a Toyota that appeared to be the same vehicle seen leaving the bank was at the house. Police searched the vehicle and inside found a hand-written note with the same message described by the teller. Police also found heroin during their search.

While the note threatened a weapon, Trigg said no gun was shown during the robbery. “I don’t believe he actually had one,” she told the court commissioner.

According to Trigg, when Little spoke to an investigator he confessed to the robbery, saying he needed money to pay for gambling debts and car repairs.

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Jonathon Sadowski covers the greater Union Grove and Waterford areas, entertainment and odds and ends for The Journal Times.

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