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Alleged Bank Robber Shows Determination At Wachovia Bank

Not long after Wachovia Bank opened Monday morning, Montgomery Police say a man walked in and clearly had one goal in mind.

"Witnesses inside say he shoved a customer aside and produced what employees believed to be a gun and demanded cash," said Captain Huey Thornton of the Montgomery Police Department.

It was over in a matter of seconds and for the next 30 minutes, investigators swarmed the area near the bank to look for clues. They even checked a drainage ditch that runs near the Carriage Hills Apartment complex.

"He fled on foot," said Captain Thornton.

Finally, a big break thanks to nearby residents.

"We constantly kept getting calls from area residents who saw this subject on foot and we apprehended him not far from here," said Thornton.

Police literally brought the suspect back to the bank so employees could identify him which they did.

On the surface this bank robbery was carried out like most bank robberies but one thing was different; investigators arrived by the car load, far more responded than we've seen in previous hold-ups.

"We said in the beginning of the new year that we were going to attack robberies aggressively, and it looks like our tactic paid off today," said Thornton.

Police charged 20-year old Jabre Williams with first degree robbery. Investigators declined to say if they recovered the money but they did tell me as far as they know, Williams acted alone.

Police records show Williams had a brush with the law before.. charged with domestic violence some time back.

Reporter: Bryan Henry

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