Ohio man in custody following Calera bank robbery; found hiding in girlfriend's attic
A 27-year-old Ohio man is now in custody after a bank robbery Friday afternoon in Calera, authorities say.
The man's girlfriend also is charged after the suspect was found hiding in her attic in a Calera subdivision.
The holdup happened about 12:30 p.m. at Central State Bank. The bank is located at 57 Highway 87.
Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley identified the accused robber as Brent Michael Smith. His girlfriend has been identified as Jennifer Lee Hanan, 34.
Lemley said Smith entered the bank and handed the clerk a note demanding money. He was not brandishing any kind of weapon. The teller gave Smith a small amount of cash from her work station and he fled the bank.
Calera police officers set up a perimeter and a short time later the suspect's vehicle was spotted in the Stone Creek subdivision. Officers found Smith hiding in Hanan's attic and he was taken into custody without further incident.
No injuries have been reported.
Robbery charges will be filed against Smith. Hanan faces a charge of obstructing governmental operations.
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