The FBI and Gadsden Police are investigating the Wednesday afternoon car theft which was apparently a prelude to the robbery of a Gadsden-area bank a short time later.
A woman reported an armed robbery at approximately 2:45pm, on South 4th Street, during which a man drove away in the victim’s black Chevy Equinox. A short while later, the South 7th Street Branch of Wells Fargo Bank was held up by a suspect matching the description of the man involved in the South 4th Street incident.
The man fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, leaving in the Chevy Equinox.
Anyone with any information on either crime, is encouraged to contact the Gadsden Police Department Detective Division at (256) 549-4630.