ROGERSVILLE — Police Chief Terry Holden said little information has been discovered in recent weeks about the man police said robbed a Rogersville bank in November.
That changed Monday afternoon when a bank in Hamilton was robbed by a man matching the description of the suspect in the Rogersville bank robbery.
“From everything we can determine, the person who robbed the Hamilton bank is the man we have been looking for in connection with our robbery and others in the area,” Holden said Wednesday.
He said arrest warrants were issued in December for Cedrick Lamond Hicks, 33, 3109 S. Nevel Circle, Huntsville, in connection with the Nov. 28 robbery of the Rogersville branch of Regions Bank.
Holden said area, state and federal agencies have been looking for Hicks since that time but had not heard anything about him until Monday when he reportedly robbed the Peoples Trust Bank of Hamilton.
“That was the first sighting of him since he robbed our bank,” Holden said.
Hamilton police said they are convinced Hicks is the person who robbed the bank. Police investigator Sgt. Scotty Chandler said FBI agents and other officials have determined the same person is involved in both robberies.
Chandler said the description of the suspect matched that of Hicks. He added the actions of the bank robber in Hamilton were identical to how Hicks acted inside the Rogersville bank.
Reports indicate the robber walked into the bank, handed the teller a hand-written note indicating he had a gun and then demanded money from the teller.
Chandler said after getting the money, the robber was seen on video walking south several hundred yards through a field to the Wal-Mart parking lot where he got into a white or silver sedan.
In other robberies, he was wearing a baseball cap. However, police said he was wearing a black fedora hat, a white T-shirt and glasses during the Hamilton bank robbery.
Authorities said the man also is a suspect in bank robberies that occurred Aug. 2 in Guntersville, Aug. 8 in Priceville, Sept. 19 in Pulaski, Tenn., and Nov. 27 in Cullman.
Anyone knowing anything about the whereabouts of Hicks is asked to call any local law enforcement department or Shoals Crime Stoppers at 256-386-8685.
Tom Smith can be reached at 256-740-5757 or tom.smith@TimesDaily.com.