Paulo Salazar

About Paulo Salazar

Paulo comes to us from San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 and loves his MSU Bulldogs. Paulo has been with WCBI News over four years and curerently serves as the Weekend Anchor and weekly reporter. To contact him feel free to email him at paulosalazar@wcbi.com or follow him on twitter @paulosalazar34.

Video: Cadence Bank Robbery

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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) -A Columbus Bank is robbed and one man is in custody.

Just after 2:00p.m. Friday Columbus Police were dispatched to a bank robbery in progress at the Cadence Bank branch, located at 803 Main Street. Witnesses tell police it was a scary situation that left many shaken.

Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen says, “A white male entered the bank with a note.”

Investigators¬†say that white male is 56 year old Jackie Jennings. He’d been living at a local Budget Inn for a while. Investigators think Jennings was down on his luck, when he entered the bank. Jennings¬†said he had a bomb and demanded cash.

McQueen says, “The teller gave the perpetrator if you will an undetermined amount of money.”

Investigators say that’s when Jennings tried to make his escape. Several Columbus Police officers were close by and apprehended him in the parking lot next to the ATM. He gave up without a fight.

According to McQueen, “At this time bond and preliminary hearing have not been set but he is in fact in custody.”

No bomb was found and thankfully No-one was hurt. Jennings will spend the weekend in jail and most likely won’t see a judge until Monday.

No word yet on exactly how much money was taken. The investigation remains ongoing.