Police arrest Idaho Falls man in Connections Credit Union robbery
Police have arrested an Idaho Falls man in connection to the Monday morning robbery of Connections Credit Union on East 25th Street.
Police Spokesman Sgt. Jon Johnson said in a news release Monday night that Travis C. Lofthouse, 22, was arrested Monday for robbery and booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
An Idaho Falls Police Department news release stated the business called police around 9:39 a.m. to report a man had entered with a suspected explosive device and demanded money.
Johnson said he was unsure how much money was taken. The suspect fled on foot to the Grand Teton Mall.
Johnson said Lofthouse left behind a device that was being examined by the Regional Bomb Squad. Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bryan Lovell said the squad had finished examining the device, but did not know if it was found to be a real explosive.
Several Ammon schools near the credit union were placed on a soft lockdown after the robbery. The lockdown ended right before noon, according to a Hillcrest High School Facebook post.