Montevallo bank robbery suspect arrested

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO—The Montevallo Police Department, along with the help of the University of Montevallo Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office have concluded an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a bank robbery suspect that occurred on Nov. 2 in Montevallo.



The bank robbery occurred around 12:06 p.m. on Nov. 2 at TrustMark Bank located on 835 Main St.

A man entered the bank at 835 Main St. and demanded money, Montevallo Police Chief Jeremy Littleton said in a phone interview Nov 2.

“He said he had a gun, but he did not show one,” Littleton said.

The robber allegedly exited through the rear of the bank on foot. He was gone by the time the police arrived at the scene and no one was injured in the robbery.

Law enforcement officials arrested 30-year-old Jose Antonio Moreno-Bernal, of Jemison, and charged him with first degree robbery, first degree theft of property and fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement.

Moreno-Bernal is currently in the Shelby County Jail on no bond for the first degree robbery and first degree theft of property charges. He has a $500 bond for attempting to flee.

First degree robbery is a Class A felony while first degree theft is a Class B felony.

A Class A felony is punishable by up to life in prison if convicted, and a Class B felony carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison if convicted.