Arrest made in Wells Fargo bank robbery

Birmingham Police

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).

Photo courtesy of the FBI
Photo courtesy of the FBI

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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