Suspect in custody in Pelham bank robbery

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

Pelham Police said they have taken a suspect into custody in connection with the Jan. 14 robbery of the Union State Bank near the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama 119.

Police made the announcement at about 2 p.m. on Jan. 15, and said officers currently are interviewing the suspect.

“Investigators will be talking with the suspect in the upcoming hours,” read a Pelham Police Department press release. “At this time, no warrants have been obtained and no names will be released until a warrant has been obtained.”

Police said they would release more information after the interviews are completed.

No injuries were reported in the robbery. At about 10:15 a.m., the Pelham Police Department received a report of an alarm at the Union State Bank at 2267 U.S. 31, said police Capt. Larry Palmer.

After responding to the scene, officers learned a white male had entered the bank, presented a note to a teller and fled the scene with an undetermined amount of cash, Palmer said.

“The investigation is wide open right now,” Palmer said on Jan. 14.

Palmer said a weapon “was implied but never seen” during the robbery.