One of two men accused in the June 2 robbery of Regions Bank in Columbus was arrested three days later in Macon, according to a Macon newspaper and Facebook post by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office in Forsyth, Ga.
Michael Lee Hall, 56, was arrested June 5 by the South Eastern Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshals and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Macon. He is held without bond at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after two men entered the 5385 Veterans Parkway bank around 12:30 p.m. and robbed it at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of cash, police found a stolen Chevrolet Camaro that was used in the robbery at an old Head Start building. An investigation into the stolen car led to Hall’s arrest, authorities said.
Monroe County sheriff said a 1987 Red Camaro was stolen from the Trophy Ford dealership at 288 Harold G. Clarke Parkway about 9 p.m. on June 1. During the investigation of the bank robbery, sheriff’s deputies and the FBI learned that Hall had test driven the Camaro on May 29 and went to Ace Hardware on Main Street in Forsyth to make a copy of the key. The duplicate key was used to steal the vehicle which was captured on video.
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A search continues for the second suspect.---- ----