Two arrested after returning to rob same bank a second time

Published 4:50 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018

HOOVER – Two men suspected of robbing a bank in Meadowbrook twice this month—and at least one other bank—were arrested on Wednesday, June 27.

Hoover police officers responded to a robbery in progress at BB&T Bank, located at 4705 Meadow Brook Road, at about 9:42 a.m. on June 27, according to a press release from Hoover Police Department.

A suspect wearing a baseball cap and bandana covering his face entered the bank, jumped over the teller counter, grabbed an unknown amount of cash and attempted to leave through the front door, according to police.

One of the bank managers approached the suspect, and after a physical altercation, he dropped the money and fled into the parking lot, where he got into a vehicle driven by an accomplice and left the scene.

About 50 minutes later, the same two suspects allegedly robbed a Regions Bank in Graysville, according to police.

Shortly after the second robbery, FBI Safe Streets Task Force agents apprehended one suspect after he was dropped off at his residence in Mulga, the release stated.

The second suspect was also identified and taken into custody by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and FBI agents.

The two suspects are believed to be the same individuals who robbed the same Hoover BB&T bank on June 7.

Formal arrest warrants will be obtained within 48 hours, police said, and identities and photos will be released at that time.

Check for updates on this case.

Anyone with information about the case should call Detective Drew Mims at 444-7274, or anyone wanting to remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward should call Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama at 254-7777.