Lauderdale County Bank Latest Hit in String of Robberies

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – In the past several weeks, three banking institutions have been the target of robbers in Lauderdale County.

The last target came over the weekend with the robbery of a bank in Greenhill.

Just before noon on Saturday, authorities said a man entered the First Metro Bank in Greenhill wearing a bandana over his face.

According to Lauderdale County Sheriff Ronnie Willis, the man showed a hand-gun and ordered the clerk to fill a plastic bag with money.

In a surveillance photo released by the Lauderdale County Sheriffs Department, the man was wearing a straw hat and black gloves.

Sheriff Willis says after the clerk complied with the robber, he ran south from the bank, where Willis believes a car was waiting for him.

Florence Police confirm they are also looking closely at this bank robbery.

On Saturday September 21st, a man walked into the Always Money business on Cox Creek Parkway.

In that robbery, a man wearing a skull mask entered and demanded the clerk put money into a duffel bag.

After the Always Money robbery, witnesses told police the man ran from the store and into a wooded area.

In August, a man tried to enter the First Metro Bank on Hough road as an employee entered the building through a side door.

Police say the robber was unable to get in, but say he was wearing a clown mask and carrying a duffel bag.

If you have any information that can help authorities solve this string of robberies, you are urged to call the Shoals Area Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 256-386-8685.

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