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Florence Police arrest suspect in credit union robbery

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Officers search for the suspect in the Listerhill Credit Union robbery. Officers search for the suspect in the Listerhill Credit Union robbery.
Listerhill Credit Union on Cloverdale Road in Florence Listerhill Credit Union on Cloverdale Road in Florence
This is a picture of the suspect in the Listerhill Credit Union Robbery. This is a picture of the suspect in the Listerhill Credit Union Robbery.
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) -

Lauderdale County authorities have arrested a suspect in a robbery that happened at Listerhill Credit Union at 3701 Cloverdale Road on Monday morning.

Police arrested 19-year-old William Nearer just after 8 p.m.

It happened just after 9:00 a.m. when the credit union opened.  A man wearing a large jacket handed a note to the teller that stated he had a bomb.

There were two customers and employees inside, but no one was injured. Police arrived on scene after being notified by an alarm.

The suspect left with money on foot and headed toward the Underwood Hills Estates area.

Officers set up a perimeter to search for the suspect. They also had a helicopter in the air looking for him.

K-9 units were able to track the suspect into the Underwood Estates community, but they were only able to find, the man's gloves, jacket, wig, and running pants.

WAFF 48 News spoke to Melya Wylie, who lives in the neighborhood and who actually just retired from the Listerhill Credit Union earlier this year.

She said she was worried for both her former co-workers and neighbors.

"Of course, you're going to be a little uneasy when you see all that going on. Like I said, it's a quiet neighborhood. We don't normally have any problems, and I felt secure things were going to be handled alright," said Wylie.

The Listerhill Credit Union location will close the lobby for the day and the drive through will open at 2:00 p.m.

Nearer is being charged with robbery.

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