MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Mobile Police have a suspect in custody in relation to a bank robbery in west Mobile. Anthony Allen Wilson, 47, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery.
Scott McKean of Hillcrest Automotive said everything happened so fast.
"We didn't even know anything had happened till there was cars behind the building and the guys came out front and told us that there were several police cars in the backyard," said McKean.
Police said around 11:30 Thursday morning, the suspect entered the Trustmark Bank, demanded money, and then fled on foot. Minutes later, he was found and detained by police behind a local automotive store.
According to Corporal Chris Levy of the Mobile Police Department, the suspect was armed when he entered the bank. He was able to get away with a little money before he was caught.
"We've had issues in this area from time to time but certainly the police have been very helpful and very protective of the area and done a great job. (I was) very pleased that the police reacted so quickly. They were there in a matter of moments," said McKean.
If you have anymore information about the suspect in custody, you are asked to call Mobile Police.
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