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When police searched the car of a man suspected of robbing a Kenosha credit union this week they found a hand-written note matching the one the robber used to demand a clerk hand over cash.

Jarry Little, 32, of Kenosha, was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery Tuesday at Educators Credit Union, 4125 Green Bay Road.

At a hearing Friday, Little’s bond was set at $100,000 pending charges, which are expected to be filed on Tuesday.

The credit union was robbed at about noon Tuesday by a man who walked into the bank alone, handing a note to a teller that demanded cash, the note threatening to shoot if money wasn’t handed over. The man left with $2,300 in cash and was seen driving away in a Toyota Camry.

Crimestoppers tip

At Friday’s hearing, Assistant District Attorney Emily Trigg said Kenosha Police focused on Little after receiving a tip through Crimestoppers.

Trigg said a search warrant was served on the home where Little lives with his mother in Kenosha, and a Toyota that appeared to be the same vehicle seen leaving the bank was at the house. Police searched the vehicle and inside found a hand-written note with the same message described by the teller. Police also found heroin during their search.

While the note threatened a weapon, Trigg said no gun was shown during the robbery. “I don’t believe he actually had one,” she told the court commissioner.

According to Trigg, when Little spoke to an investigator he confessed to the robbery, saying he needed money to pay for gambling debts and car repairs.

In addition to the pending Kenosha charges, Little is wanted on a warrant from Lake County for burglary and criminal damage to property.