Suspect arrested in connection with Thursday bank robbery

HOOVER, Ala. (WIAT) – A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with a robbery at a Hoover branch of Regions Bank.

Eric Nilse Thomas, a 49-year-old from Alabaster, was taken into custody on Friday and charged with two counts of first degree robbery.

His bond was set at $120,000.

According  to a release from the Hoover Police Department, Thomas’ arrest was a result of a tip to Crime Stoppers.

Police credit the quick circulation of the photo of the man as the reason for the prompt location and arrest of Thomas.

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