Man fires shot, robs Opelika bank

OPELIKA, AL (WSFA) - A man with a gun has robbed an Opelika, Ala. bank. The robbery happened around 9:15am Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Bank at 603 South Sixth Street in Opelika.

Opelika police officers responded to the scene where bank employees told them a man with a small caliber, silver gun fired a shot into the ceiling before demanding money.

Bank employees said the suspect was approximately 6'02" tall and weighed approximately 185 lbs. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes, a burgundy button-up shirt and had a gray t-shirt wrapped around his face.

The suspect fled the scene on foot heading East across South Sixth Street in the direction of Avenue E, according to investigators.

The suspect may be covered in ink after a red dye pack exploded as he left the building.

Police say shortly after the robbery witnesses saw a man of similar description to the robber getting into a red pick-up truck (believed to be an older model – unknown type) before driving down South on South Fourth Street.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Opelika Police Department at the following numbers:

Opelika Police Department - (334) 705-5200

Investigative Services Division - (334) 705-5220

Secret Witness Hotline - (334) 745-8665 

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