Bank robbery suspects charged, identified

Published 11:29 am Friday, June 29, 2018

HOOVER – Hoover police have formally charged and identified two men accused of attempting to rob the same Meadowbrook bank twice in a three-week period.

Terry Lynn Forehand, 54, and Derrick Terrell Bivens, 52, both of Mulga, each face charges including two counts of second-degree robbery, first-degree theft of property and first-degree attempted theft of property, according to a press release from the Hoover Police Department.

The suspects’ bonds have been set at $105,000 each, and both also face charges in Jefferson County and remain in the Jefferson County Jail as of June 29, according to police.

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 HPD.

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

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 Forehand after he was dropped off at his residence in Mulga, the release stated.

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

The first robbery at the BB&T Bank occurred on June 7. In that case, a suspect wearing a baseball cap and bandana entered the bank, jumped over the counter, took money out of the teller drawer and fled the area in a vehicle, which became disabled after a short pursuit, and then two suspects fled the area on foot.