Valdosta Daily Times

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February 15, 2014

Bank robbed

Suspect still at large

VALDOSTA — A bank robber remained on the run Friday evening as authorities released surveillance photos of the man who took an undisclosed amount of cash from a Valdosta bank.

Valdosta police describe the robber as a black male, about six feet tall, thin build, approximately 25-30 years old, wearing all dark clothing, and a zippered hoodie. He carried a tan satchel.

The Valdosta Police Department released a still photo taken from a bank surveillance camera showing the man approaching a teller. Police also released a photo of the suspect outside of the bank and a photo of the blue or green Dodge Intrepid he drove as a getaway car.

On Friday morning, the man entered the BB&T Bank at 2901 N. Ashley St. He approached the counter and passed a note to a bank teller, said Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress.

The note demanded money. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber fled the bank on foot, heading north from the bank, which is located past the Hardee’s at the corner of Ashley and Northside Drive, and a short distance south of Five Points.

Police discovered surveillance footage of him entering the Dodge and driving away. He appeared to be alone in the vehicle.

No one was injured in the robbery.  

At 9:54 p.m., the teller hit the alarm button and police responded to the scene. Investigators and the Valdosta/Lowndes Regional Crime Lab technicians worked the crime scene.

If anyone recognizes the man in the photograph, Childress urges calling the Valdosta Police Department, (229) 293-3145, or remain anonymous by calling (229) 293-3091.

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