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Phenix City man shot outside Opelika bank

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OPELIKA, Ala. -

A Phenix City man underwent surgery Friday after being shot outside an Opelika bank, police announced Friday afternoon.

Just before 5 a.m., Opelika Police Department responded to Trustmart Bank, located at 1801 Thomason Drive, after someone called 911 after hearing a gunshot. Arriving officers found a man shot in the parking lot. The investigation has revealed the man drove to the bank to make a nighttime deposit. As he attempted to put the money in the night drop, the victim was approached by a suspect who shot him in the abdomen.

The 52-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was taken to East Alabama Medical Center for surgery and treatment of his injury. His condition was not available at the time of publication.

The suspect is described only as a black male. He was armed with a handgun. He made off with the victim's bag, containing an undetermined amount of money.

The case remains under investigation by the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division. Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Opelika Police Department Investigative Services Division at (334) 705-5220 or the Secret Witness Hotline at (334) 745-8665.

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