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Manhunt continues for alleged bank robber

WAFF is on the scene of a bank robbery in Guntersville. WAFF is on the scene of a bank robbery in Guntersville.
A heat-seeking helicopter was used in the search. A heat-seeking helicopter was used in the search.
GUNTERSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Police responded to the scene of a bank robbery on Highway 431 in Guntersville.

Witnesses said a man entered the People's Bank around 3 p.m., handed the teller a note saying he had a weapon and demanded money. He got away with about $800.

"The tellers say he was kind of calm and relaxed, just showed them the note that he had and she complied with the note he had and in seconds he was back out the door and gone," said Deputy Chief Thomas Bearden with the Guntersville Police.

The man then fled on foot through the Plaza parking lot and went into a wooded swampy area.

Dogs were brought in to track the man, but his scent was lost near the lake.

A helicopter with heat seeking capabilities was called to find the man. A perimeter was set up near the Outlaw Restaurant near Wyeth Drive.

A wider perimeter was set up when the helicopter did not pick him up.

"We have a video of him entering the bank, exiting the bank, and we actually have video of him coming up to the bank," said Bearden. "You think someone will know who he is? Possibly."

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