Opelika, Ala., man charged in credit union robbery

benw@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 2, 2014 

Minutes after the Four Seasons Federal Credit Union was robbed today at gunpoint, police in Auburn, Ala., arrested an Opelika man.

Michael J. Kugler-Cruz, 43, was identified as the suspect who robbed the 1530 E. Glenn Ave. business just before 10 a.m. CST . He faces one count of robbery first degree and is held on $100,000 bond in the Lee County Jail.

Police were called to the credit union after a man armed with a pistol entered the business and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the man fled.

Responding officers found a man matching the description of the suspect in the area. Kugler-Cruz was taken into custody without incident as police seized cash and a handgun.

The robbery remains under investigation by the Auburn Police Division.

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