Valdosta Daily Times

February 28, 2014

Bank robbery suspect surrenders

Dean Poling
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — A man wanted for the Valentine’s Day robbery of a Valdosta bank surrendered to authorities late Thursday afternoon, according to the Valdosta Police Department.

Eric Bernard Davis, 28, of Valdosta turned himself into area authorities at approximately 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and is being held in the Lowndes County Jail on a charge of robbery, according to Valdosta police reports.

Detectives were still interviewing Davis Thursday evening and few additional details about his surrender were available. A VPD statement did note that “law-enforcement personnel are still investigating this incident and have not ruled out the possibility of additional suspects.”

Davis was named as a suspect in the days following the robbery of the BB&T Bank on North Ashley Street. Authorities based this identification on citizens’ tips from a series of surveillance-video photos of the bank robber released to area media. Police also released a still photo of the suspected getaway car, a Dodge Intrepid.

Shortly before 10 a.m., Feb. 14, a man entered the BB&T Bank, 2901 N. Ashley St. He approached the counter and passed a note to a bank teller, according to initial reports.

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

The robber fled the bank on foot, heading north. 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. No weapon was reportedly seen during the robbery.

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

The Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in this case.