Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Westover Division patrol officers were dispatched at 4:41 p.m. Thursday to 2910 South Blvd. following a 911 call for service concerning a robbery from the Wells Fargo Bank.
The officers on scene broadcasted a description of the robber and a direction of travel.
Other responding officers boarded the light rail at South and East boulevards and located the armed robber, who was taken into custody without incident.
Officers found a handgun and money in the suspect's possession. Armed robbery detectives responded to the scene along with robbery detectives from the Safe Street Task Force and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The suspect was taken to the Law Enforcement Center where he was questioned by armed robbery detectives.
Anyone with additional information concerning this case is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704-334-1600. For additional information, reference CMPD complaint number 2012-1129-1641-02.