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Bank robber captured

Staff Report

Authorities have apprehended a suspect believed to have robbed the BB&T Bank in Tallassee. On Nov. 16, investigators with the Tallassee Police Department charged Mark Joseph Colley, 33, of Goodwater with Theft of Property First Degree and Robbery Third Degree for the Nov. 7 robbery.

Colley was identified following a detailed investigation involving officers, deputies and agents from the Tallassee Police Department, Elmore County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander City Police Department, Coosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

"In addition to the assisting law enforcement agencies, the Tallassee Police Department would like to recognize and thank the numerous businesses and citizens whose invaluable assistance enabled investigators to identify Colley," the TDPS noted in a press release.

Colley is currently being held in the Elmore County Jail on charges stemming from the robbery and other unrelated charges. His bond has been set at $15,000.

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