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Opelika officers chase down bank robbery suspect

Augusta Webster, 23 (Source: Opelika Police Department) Augusta Webster, 23 (Source: Opelika Police Department)
OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

The Opelika Police Department is investigating a bank robbery that occurred Friday morning at the CB&T Bank.

A man wearing a mask and gloves approached one of the tellers at the branch located at 1805 Gateway drive.

Witnesses say Augusta Webster, 23, demanded money, took the cash and then fled.

He was later spotted running into a wooded area near the bank. Officers chased Webster down and arrested him.

Officers recovered an undisclosed amount of cash, a mask and the gloves that were used in the robbery.

Webster is currently being held at the Lee County Detention Facility.

This case remains under investigation.

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