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Crime Stoppers June 12: Higher-than-usual reward offered for Irondale bank robbery

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IRONDALE BANK ROBBERY:

Police are hoping your tips will help catch the suspect responsible for an Irondale bank robbery June 1st. It happened at the Wells Fargo on Crestwood Blvd. around 2:45 pm. 

"A young black male came in acting somewhat suspicious but not necessarily enough to alert anybody," said Sgt. Brian Allison. 

He walked up to the bank teller and handed a note depicting his intentions to rob the bank. 

"The teller activates the alarm and then loads what she's got in her drawer," added Sgt. Allison. "The robber essentially just leaves his note, quietly walks away, runs to the east side of the building, and disappears."

The suspect, whose picture is posted to the right of this story, got away with more than $3,000. During the crime, he was wearing a red and black hat. 

"I can't make out what it says, but it resembles the words 'New York,'" said Sgt. Allison.

He added: "This is somebody who looks fairly young. If we can go ahead and intervene now from a legal standpoint, hopefully we can stop him  from any kind of further crimes on his part."

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 CASE:  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.