Crime Stoppers July 3: 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{}{}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.