The anonymous bank robbery suspect arrested last week by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police now has a name.
Investigators say the man they took into custody shortly after a Nov. 29 robbery at the Wells Fargo bank branch on South Boulevard was Richard Paul Wiley, 56. Wiley has been charged with common law robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, and resisting a public officer.
Police say numerous tips from the public helped them identify the man, who had refused to give police his name after being arrested.
The robbery occurred shortly before 4:45 p.m. Nov. 29. Police received a description of the suspect, and several CMPD officers acted on a hunch and boarded a Charlotte Area Transit System light rail train, thinking the bandit might have tried to escape that way. Officers said they found a man fitting the description of the suspect, and they also reported finding a handgun and money with the man.
The next day, CMPD reported they didnt know who the man was, so they released a photo.