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Police follow blowing money to suspects

Police follow blowing money to suspects

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Authorities in Alabama said money seen flying from the windows of a vehicle led to the arrests of five men accused of bank robbery.

The criminal complaint filed in Birmingham federal court said Gadsden residents James Shropshire Jr., Remarez Baker, James Ravenel and Cory Morgan robbed a Union State Bank branch at about 11 a.m. Tuesday while wearing masks and wielding two guns and a toy gun, The Gadsden Times reported Thursday.

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Investigators said the men abandoned their getaway car, a stolen gold Chevrolet Malibu, after a red dye pack exploded and they continued to flee the area in a blue Nissan.

A Cherokee County sheriff's deputy attempted to pull the car over when he spotted money blowing out of the windows but he lost sight of the vehicle until he discovered it crashed a few miles away.

All of the men except Baker were discovered hiding in some nearby woods and arrested. Baker was later found hiding in a trash can by a canine team.

Brian Lindsey, who was out on bond awaiting trial for a robbery charge, was arrested Tuesday after police determined he planned the crime and provided the masks and toy gun.

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The five suspects were charged with bank robbery.

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