FBI links serial bank robber to Pelham robbery

FBI links serial bank robber to Pelham robbery

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Union State Bank, located near U.S. 31 and U.S. 119 in Pelham, was robbed around 10:14 a.m. (Photo: Damian Johnson) Union State Bank, located near U.S. 31 and U.S. 119 in Pelham, was robbed around 10:14 a.m. (Photo: Damian Johnson)
This picture was taken at the Crestline Village PNC Bank. Source: Mountain Brook Police This picture was taken at the Crestline Village PNC Bank. Source: Mountain Brook Police
This image was captured a few days ago from the Regions Bank robbery. Source: Mountain Brook Police This image was captured a few days ago from the Regions Bank robbery. Source: Mountain Brook Police
Cullman Police provided these surveillance photos of the suspected robber. The First Community Bank was robbed Jan. 10. Cullman Police provided these surveillance photos of the suspected robber. The First Community Bank was robbed Jan. 10.
PELHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The FBI has confirmed that a bank robbery in Pelham is linked to a series of bank robberies in the greater Birmingham area.

FBI spokesperson Paul Daymond says Jimmy Dawson Cunningham, Jr., 39, is suspected of robbing the Union State Bank in Pelham this morning. Cunningham is also connected to bank robberies in Mountain Brook, Cullman, Cahaba Heights and Crestline.

The Pelham bank robbery happened around 10:14 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14. Cunningham is described as a white male, 6'2", weighing 190 pounds. The FBI says he is either bald or has a shaved head, and has a sunshine tattoo on his left ear. Today he was reportedly wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with a brown shirt underneath, white tennis shoes and a brownish-gray cap.

The FBI says Cunningham passed a note demanding money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Pelham police said that a weapon was "implied but not presented" during the robbery. The Union State Bank is located near U.S. 31 and U.S. 119 in Pelham.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Pelham Police Department at 205-620-6550.

Cunningham is considered a person of interest in the following bank robberies:

Cahaba Heights NBC on January 3

Mountain Brook PNC on January 8

Mountain Brook Regions Bank on January 10

First Commercial Bank Cullman on January 10

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