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Police are investigating the possible connection between a bank robbery at the Bessemer Wal-Mart and a bomb threat at the Hueytown Wal-Mart on Thursday morning.
A bank located inside the Bessemer Wal-Mart was robbed at approximately 10:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, the FBI confirms.
FBI spokesman Paul Daymond said a white male handed a note to a teller at the Wood Forest National Bank, which is inside the Wal-Mart at 750 Academy Drive in Bessemer.
Bessemer deputy police chief Mike Roper said the suspect claimed he had a bomb when he told the teller to hand over cash.
"As far as we can
tell, a white male approached the teller, handed her a note demanding money and
also with the threat of having a bomb and he said he would blow it
up if she didn't hand over the money," Roper said.
The man did not reveal a weapon but kept his hand in his pocket, according to the FBI. He left the bank with an undetermined amount of cash.
The suspect is described as clean shaven, between 5'7" and 5'8" and wearing a black jacket with a hoodie, a green shirt and blue jeans.
The FBI believes the suspect left in a four door gray or tan Toyota Camry-type car with dark door handles. Authorities don't know which direction the suspect fled. No one is in custody.
Deputy Chief Roper says they are investigating a possible connection between the bank robbery to a bomb threat that was made at the Hueytown Wal-Mart around the same time.
"We are looking to see if there is any connection with the bomb threat that happened at the [Hueytown] Wal-Mart, which occurred somewhere between 9:30 and maybe 9:40 this morning. We received a call from Hueytown regarding that incident and we are trying to see if there is any connection," Deputy Chief Roper said.
Police also believe two suspects were involved in the Bessemer bank robbery. Bessemer police released a surveillance photo of a black male who was seen leaving the Wal-Mart with the bank robbery suspect.