Tuscaloosa police arrest robbery suspect within minutes of robbery

Rafiel Deshaun Chavers

Tuscaloosa Police responded to a bank robbery at Cadence Bank (1101 Greensboro Ave) just after 11am Friday morning. Officers saw the suspect running westbound on 12th street and took him into custody in the McDonalds parking lot without incident.

Cashiers inside the bank stated the suspect walked into the bank and demanded money. The suspect had a large bulge under his shirt that appeared to be a handgun pointed at them. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and left the bank on foot.

31 year old Rafiel Deshaun Chavers of Tuscaloosa was charged with 1 count of Robbery 1st Degree. He was transported to the Tuscaloosa County jail pending a $60,000.00 bond.