Shorts-wearing Southaven bank robber captured in nearby motel

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Police caught an alleged bank robber in Southaven after he walked out of the bank and into a room he had rented at a motel a few steps away from the bank, police said.

Police responded to the Trustmark Bank at Airways Boulevard and Goodman Road for a robbery report about 9:30 Thursday morning.

The Trustmark Bank at Airways and Goodman Road in Southaven

The suspect, identified by police as 51-year-old Marvin D. Webb of Memphis, got away with some money, though police said most or all of it was recovered. There was no indication he had a weapon.

Witnesses nearby noticed suspicious activity and told police they saw the man make his way to a nearby Comfort Suites, where police said he had rented a room. The motel is about 400 feet from the bank.

Police also said the suspect was wearing shorts and brightly colored clothes while temperatures hovered in the 20s, which made him easy to spot and memorable to witnesses.

"That kind of threw up a flag for a lot of people," a police spokesman said.

Webb was taken into custody within an hour, Southaven police said.

He was charged with one count of robbery of a business.