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Decatur police arrest bank robbery suspect

Published: Dec. 16, 2015 at 7:55 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2016 at 7:55 PM CST
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Police have made an arrest following a Tuesday bank robbery.

The PNC Bank on Beltline Road SW in Decatur was robbed just after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a man had entered the bank with a knife and demanded money from the teller.

Investigators said the man, later identified as Donnie Dee Farris, had left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police found Farris outside his home on the 2300 block of Danville Road. They said when officers arrived, Farris attempted to hide an amount of crack cocaine.

Farris was arrested for possession of a controlled substance while detectives followed up leads on the robbery investigation. He was later charged with first-degree robbery and tampering with physical evidence.

He will be transferred to the Morgan County Jail in lieu of $28,000.

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