FBI offering reward for robbery suspect
A reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the man accused of robbing two North Alabama banks in the last two weeks, including the Priceville bank robbery Wednesday.
On Aug. 2, just before 3 p.m., a black male entered the Peoples Bank on U.S. 431 in Guntersville, presented a note to a teller demanding money and advised that he had a weapon. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing glasses, a band aid across his nose, in his mid to late 20s, approximately 5-10 to 6 feet tall, and weighing between 140 and 150 pounds. The suspect was wearing dark pants and a white T-shirt with a blue ball cap, possibly with the Texas Rangers baseball logo. The suspect left the bank on foot.
On Aug. 8, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a black male, same physical description as above, with a short beard, or what appeared to be a few days beard growth, glasses, a New York Yankees baseball hat, a white T-shirt with a black t-shirt under it and black work pants, also referred to as “Dickies” style, entered Traditions Bank, 380 Alabama 67 South in Priceville, presented a note to a teller demanding money and advised that he had a weapon. The suspect left the bank on foot.
The FBI has arranged through its joint partnership with Lamar Outdoor Advertising, to have digital billboard’s go up in both Alabama and Tennessee within the next 24 hours in an effort to identify this suspect.
This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI, the Guntersville Police Department and the Priceville Police Department.
FBI Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Patrick J. Maley, Chief Jim Peterson of the Guntersville Police Department and Chief Billy Peebles of the Priceville Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robbery suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement or the FBI’s Birmingham office at 205-326-6166.