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Arrest made in Bettendorf Ascentra Credit Union robbery

BETTENDORF, Iowa -- A man from central Illinois has been arrested in connection with a robbery at Ascentra Credit Union.

Anthony Javon Brown, age 32, was arrested at home on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, according to a statement from the City of Bettendorf; he was charged with first degree theft and third degree robbery, according to court documents.

The robbery was reported on Thursday, August 18 around 11 a.m. at the Grant Street branch in Bettendorf.  At that time, police said the suspect demanded money and was able to get away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

According to the affidavit filed in Scott County, the suspect, later identified as Brown from Bloomington, Illinois, had gone into Ascentra and handed a paper bag to the teller.

"There was a note written on the bag that said everyone would be safe if the teller complied," read the affidavit. "The teller complied, taking the money from her drawer, putting it in the bag and handing it to the suspect."

The affidavit said that Brown was able to get away with cash, which was listed as being between $1,000 and $10,000.

"Evidence gathered at the scene led to the identity of the subject," said the statement from the city. "The vehicle and other items found at his home connected Brown to the robbery."

Brown was held in the McLean County Jail while awaiting extradition back to Iowa, the statement said.