BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) —UPDATE: The Birmingham Police have made an arrest related to a Wells Fargo robbery from Friday, February 14th. The BPD South Precinct Evening Shift Task Force recognized the suspect from photos released from the scene. They located and arrested him around 3 a.m. on Courtside Drive. The suspect, 45 year-old Patrick Jones, is also the suspect in two other bank robberies that recently took place (Regions Bank in Hoover and Compass Bank in Homewood).
ORIGINAL: Police in Birmingham responded to reports of a bank robbery Friday evening at a Wells Fargo on 6th Avenue South. According to Lt. Edwards with the Birmingham Police Department, the robbery happened just before 5 p.m. A man walked into the Wells Fargo, approached the counter, opened his coat, brandished a gun and demanded money. He then left the bank and fled on foot. Officers apprehended a suspect just a few blocks away. Edwards says the alleged suspect denied he was a part of the robbery and told officers to take him back to the bank to prove it.
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