On 02/28/2022, the Opelika Police Department arrested 57-year-old John Lee Hodges from Columbus, GA, for Robbery, First Degree. Hodges was identified as the suspect in the robbery that occurred at Truist Bank on 02/11/2022.
On 02/11/2022 at approximately 10:51 AM, the Opelika Police Department received a call of a Bank Robbery at Truist Bank, located at 600 2nd Avenue. The suspect, described as a black male, approximately 6-foot to 6-foot-2, wearing a gray jacket and black hat, fled the scene. The suspect was seen leaving on South 6th Street in a faded dark blue vehicle. No one was injured and officers are still on scene. This is an active investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available. If you have any information on this incident or the suspect, please contact the Opelika Police Department at (334) 705-5200 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665. Tips can also be submitted through our Opelika Police Mobile App. You may wish to remain anonymous.
11:30 AM Update: Photos of the suspect