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UPDATED: Dec 13, 2012

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In Jefferson County, AL, the County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a man in connection with the robbery of an instant loan store on Dec. 10. Instant loan stores provide cash advances to customers, so they have money readily on hand.

According to the Jefferson County’s Sheriff’s Office press release, in the afternoon of Dec. 10, two men were allowed entry into an instant loan store. Once inside, they managed to get behind the store counter and steal money. A store employee was forced by the robbers to take them to the store safe where more cash was stolen.

Fortunately, the two robbers were unarmed and no one was injured during the criminal activity.

One of the robbers was recognized by several of the store’s employees. Using this information, detectives discovered that this man had several outstanding warrants for felony charges of robbery. The suspect’s record also showed that he had failed to appear before a court on charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the first degree in the past.

Detectives obtained information concerning the suspect’s location and promptly dispatched deputies to make an arrest. He was arrested in the city of Center Point, AL on the night of Dec. 11.

The suspect was identified as Curtis Williams, a 29-year-old man, during interrogation with detectives. Through the course of his interview with detectives Williams confessed to the robbery of the instant loan store.

Williams is being held at the Jefferson County Jail, without bond, on charges of robbery in the first degree, robbery in the second degree, and his past charge of failure to appear for unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office refused to release just how much money Curtis Williams and his accomplice stole.

“He has been charged with robbery before, but I’m not sure what business it was,” said Sergeant Jack Self, in an interview with loans.org.

This latest robbery is just one of several against instant loan stores.

“There have been four robberies counting this one. That’s just in our jurisdiction. We only cover the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. I would not say that they are any more vulnerable than other types of businesses that deal with large amounts of cash,” said Sergeant Self.