Jacksonville police searching for bank robbery suspects
by Rachael Brown
rbrown@annistonstar.com
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Three men robbed the Jacksonville Wells Fargo Wednesday, and police are still searching for the suspects. Photo by Bill Wilson.
Three men robbed the Jacksonville Wells Fargo Wednesday, and police are still searching for the suspects. Photo by Bill Wilson.
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Jacksonville police were searching today for three suspects in the robbery of a Jacksonville bank.

The Wells Fargo Bank on Alabama 21 was robbed around 9 a.m., according to Jacksonville police Chief Tommy Thompson.

Thompson said three black men wearing hats and brandishing handguns demanded money from bank tellers. No one was injured during the robbery. The chief was uncertain this afternoon how much money was taken from the bank.

The three men drove away from the bank in a gray Chevrolet Caprice Classic, Thompson said, which was reported stolen Tuesday in Gadsden.

The suspects abandoned the car on Church Avenue and got into another vehicle driven by a fourth person.

Thompson said a witness saw the suspects change vehicles, but was uncertain what kind of car they got into. Police were reviewing surveillance from nearby businesses, Thompson said, to determine the make of car.

“We believe they’re headed to Georgia,” Thompson said.

Jacksonville police are investigating the robbery with help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Jamie Dexter, a corporate communications officer for Wells Fargo, wrote in an email that the bank would remain closed today, but expects to reopen Thursday with normal business hours.

“The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority, and we are grateful that no one was hurt,” Dexter wrote.

The bank is cooperating with law enforcement and is offering a reward up to $5,000 for information that aids the investigation, the email stated.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact the Jacksonville Police Department at 256-435-6448.

Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256-235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_Star.

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