Provide by St. George Police Department
Security camera video shows a man robbing the U.S. Bank in St. George on Friday. Ricky Gedrites, 53, Mesquite, Nev., was booked later in the day into Washington County Jail for investigation of aggravated robbery.

ST. GEORGE — Police arrested a Mesquite, Nev., man in connection with a bank robbery here.

Police said a man walked into a U.S. Bank at 791 S. Bluff St. this morning and handed a teller a note demanding money. The note also claimed the suspect had a weapon, but police said one was not shown.

The bank employee handed over the cash. A customer gave police a car description, including a license plate. As it was being broadcast over police radios, authorities said an off-duty St. George police officer spotted the car on I-15.

Police said Ricky Gedrites, 53, was booked into the Purgatory Jail on investigation of aggravated robbery.