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The woman suspected of robbing Alabama Credit Union.
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The woman suspected of robbing Alabama Credit Union.

Police seek woman in credit union robbery

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com 340-2355

A woman in a multi-colored scarf robbed Alabama Credit Union on Friday, Decatur police said.

Sgt. Rick Archer, a robbery investigator, said the woman coolly walked up to the counter just before closing time, 5 p.m., and presented the teller with a note demanding cash.

"I won't go specifically into what the note said, but it implied the use of force and demanded cooperation," Archer said.

She never brandished a weapon, he said.

Employees of the credit union at 1325 Point Mallard Parkway S.E. complied with the woman's demands.

Police did not disclose the amount of money taken.

Archer said the suspect is a black woman of average height and weight who appears to be in her mid-40s.

She left the building heading east toward Priceville in a silver late model Lincoln Navigator.

"She appeared to be very calm and methodical," Archer said after watching video of the robbery recorded by security cameras.

Archer hopes a photograph distributed to the press will bring in tips about the woman's identity.

"The picture is so clear. We're confident that somebody is going to recognize this person," he said.

Anyone with information can reach Archer at 341-4647, the Decatur police front desk at 341-4660 or the FBI's Birmingham office at (205) 326-6166.

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