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      Crime Stoppers July 3: Jefferson County bank robbery

      JEFFERSON COUNTY BANK ROBBERY:{}

      Jefferson County detectives need your help catching those responsible for a June 7th bank robbery at the BB&T branch on Chalkville Mountain Road.{}

      Two armed men, whose pictures are posted to the right of this story, walked into the bank shortly after 3 pm. They jumped over the counter, held employees at gunpoint, and left with a large amount of cash in a black SUV.

      "Chances are for somebody to be this brazen and hit a bank in the middle of the afternoon, this is not going to be their first robbery," said{}Sgt. Brian Allison.

      If you have heard or seen anything that could help in this case, call Crime Stoppers at the contact information listed below.{} Remember, all calls are anonymous.{} And if your tip leads to an arrest, detectives will give you a cash reward.

      In addition to the Crime Stoppers reward, Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward.{}

      TO PROVIDE A TIP ON THE CASES:{} You can reach Crime Stoppers anytime at (205) 254-7777.

      Also, you can text 7777, along with your tip, to the word "CRIMES."{} Or if you prefer to send an encrypted tip online, go to{}www.birminghamcrimestoppers.org{}and click on the "submit an online tip" link.

      No matter which method you choose, you will remain anonymous.{} Each tipster receives a private code number.{} If an arrest is made based on an individual's tip, the tipster can use the code number to claim a cash reward.

      Crime Stoppers cannot call tipsters to testify in court.

      Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama is a partnership between local law enforcement, the Birmingham Business Alliance and ABC 33/40.{} Together, our goal is to make our community a safer place to live and work.

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