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FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance in Solving North Alabama Bank Robberies

FBI Birmingham August 09, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Paul E. Daymond (205) 279-1457

BIRMINGHAM—FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Patrick J. Maley, Chief Jim Peterson of the Guntersville Police Department, and Chief Billy Peebles of the Priceville Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect. The individual is suspected of robbing two banks in North Alabama within the past two weeks.

On August 2, 2012, just before 3:00 p.m. (CST), a black male entered the Peoples Bank on Highway 431 in Guntersville, Alabama, presented a note to a teller that demanded money, and advised that he had a weapon. The suspect is described as a black male, wearing glasses, a bandaid across his nose, in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5’10” to 6’0” tall, and weighing approximately 140 to 150 pounds. The suspect was described as wearing dark pants and a white T-shirt with a blue ball cap, possibly with the Texas Rangers baseball logo. The suspect left the bank on foot.

On August 8, 2012, at approximately 3:15 p.m. (CST), a black male, same physical description as above, with a short beard (or what appeared to be a few days beard growth), glasses, a New York Yankees baseball hat, a white T-shirt with a black T-shirt under it, and black work pants (sometimes referred to as “Dickies” style), entered Traditions Bank branch located at 380 Highway 67 South in Decatur, Alabama, presented a note to a teller that demanded money, and advised that he had a weapon. The suspect left the bank on foot. Photos below are from the Traditions Bank robbery.

A reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of this individual. Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement or the FBI’s Birmingham Field Office at (205) 326-6166.

The FBI has arranged through its joint partnership with Lamar Outdoor Advertising to have digital billboards go up in both Alabama and Tennessee within the next 24 hours in an effort to identify this suspect.

This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI, the Guntersville Police Department, and the Priceville Police Department.