Authorities Make Arrest In Bank Robbery


By Catalina Trivino

Authorities capture a man in south Alabama who police say is connected with an armed bank robbery in Greenville.
We have exclusive video of the suspect you'll only see here on Alabama News Network.

The search for two suspects in the Bankcorp South robbery began in May after police say they walked through the bank's doors in an attempt to steal thousands of dollars. Now, one man believed to be involved in that robbery, has been caught in the city of Pritchard in Mobile County.

You're looking at exclusive video of Lamarcus Moore, who police say, has been charged with robbery. Police believe he was one of two men who tried stealing about $11,000 from Bankcorp South in Greenville.

But he's not the only one police believe was involved. Police are also searching for another man. You see in this surveilence video given to us by Greenville Police last May, a second man inside the bank.

Police say both of the men told bank tellers to put their hands up as one emptied all the money from the cash drawer. Police say they got away in this stolen white truck and left the money behind because...

"When the dye pack went off in the vehicle and exploded, it of course has a type of tear gas in it that causes that reaction and he looked like he tried to spit out the window," Said Greenville investigator, Justin Lovvorn.

That saliva was collected as evidence. Police say it led to a DNA match with Moore.

Annette Peagler is a customer at Bankcorp South...

"I'm glad they got that person and they really need to find the other person because you never know where he might end up or if he'll try it with someone else again," Said Peagler.

But police believe Moore, the other man and several others are involved in a ring of bank robberies.

"They have five or six individuals we believe rob banks for a living in different states, including Alabama," Said Lovvorn.

Lovvorn also says evidence shows they may have hit banks in Florida and Mississippi, as well, totaling five banks.

Pritchard Police Department, the FBI and the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force assisted in the arrest.

Investigators are still looking for the other suspect suspect. You're asked to call the Greenville Police Department at 382-7461 with any tips.


Add a comment


Comment: 1000 Characters Left

WNCF and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. Comments are posted on site immediately and without station moderation. If you feel a comment is inappropriate you may flag it for review. For guidelines on flagging comments see our Terms & Conditions. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.