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Laurel bank robbery suspect turns self in

The suspect in Friday's robbery of the Magnolia State Bank in Laurel has surrendered to police only hours after escaping.

Police say this suspect walked into the bank on Highway 15 north about 9:30 a.m. toting a suitcase and claiming to have an explosive device. He made off with an undetermined amount of cash, and law enforcement launched a dragnet.

About 3 p.m., the suspect turned himself over to Laurel Police. The suspect's name has not been released. He's expected to be charged soon.

Witnesses described the man as a black male, approximately 6-feet-tall, weighing about 210 pounds. He was said to have a dark complexion with acne covering his face. He was wearing dark clothing, has dark shoulder-length hair, and was wearing a pilot's-styled hat and sunglasses. 

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