1 in custody after bank robbery in Hialeah

Robbery reported Wednesday afternoon at Regions Bank branch

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Sanela Sabovic - Reporter

HIALEAH, Fla. - A suspect is in custody after robbing a bank Wednesday in Hialeah, authorities said.

Hialeah police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez confirmed the robbery occurred at a Regions Bank branch at 600 E. Ninth St.

According to Rodriguez, Hialeah police and the FBI worked together to apprehend the suspect.

The FBI is handling the investigation into the bank robbery and identified the suspect Thursday as David Reinaldo Alvarez, 24, of Hialeah.

Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic was in the 700 block of Southeast Fourth Street Thursday afternoon as a man was taken into custody.

A witness who was jogging in the area said he saw a white car speeding by as it was being followed by several police cars.

"I was jogging around the neighborhood and all I see is a white car coming real fast, like turning, coming real fast --  like 60 mph -- and then, like, four or five police cars behind it," Ubwa Jumanne said. 

The driver was eventually apprehended. 

Authorities have not confirmed whether the man arrested on Fourth Street is the same suspect in the bank robbery. 


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