A man suspected of robbing a Lincoln credit union apparently was angry that he had not received a settlement check he had been expecting.
Lincoln Police Chief Jim Peschong says authorities made an arrest so quickly, because the robber took no steps to conceal his identity and was known to tellers at the credit union.
“As officers were responding and gathering information, they learned that the person who had robbed the credit union was a past member, an individual by the name of James Hudson, Jr. who had been into the credit union last Friday and closed out his account,” Peschong tells reporters during a news media briefing.
Hudson, 49, walked into the Members’ Own Credit Union in Lincoln Tuesday morning, displayed a handgun and walked out with an undisclosed amount of money. Tellers easily identified Hudson. Members of the fugitive task force arrested him near his home in Beatrice shortly after the robbery.
Peschong says investigators have been zeroing in on motive.
“Some information has been developed that he may have been mad at the credit union; that he was waiting for some settlement money to be coming into the credit union,” according to Peschong.
The settlement apparently came from a previous injury.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this report.