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Alleged Ala. bank robber arrested in Atlanta

12:53 AM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in east Alabama say an alleged bank robber has been arrested in Atlanta.

Oxford Police Chief Bill Partridge tells the Anniston Star 39-year-old Eli Scrutchins, of Woodstock, Ga., was arrested Sunday in connection with a robbery at a Farmers and Merchants Bank branch. Authorities say he was armed with a revolver when he demanded money from an employee March 5.

Authorities say a U.S. Marshals regional task force and the FBI launched a joint investigation to find the man. Aside from the robbery, authorities say Scrutchins faces charges in Georgia of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and has violated parole for another charge in Michigan.

Officials are unsure of when Scrutchins will be extradited to Alabama, and it is unclear if he has a lawyer.

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