Police search after bank robbery

Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred today at the Regions Bank on Peach Orchard Road.

The robbery occurred at about 11:30 a.m. when a man entered the bank and demanded money from a teller, police said. The man didn't show a gun and had a plastic bag tied around his head with a white T-shirt covering his face, according to authorities.

"He gets an undisclosed amount of money from her (the teller) and runs out of the bank to the woodline," said Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew.

Police are currently searching the area around the bank with the help of search dogs. Already, authorities have recovered a white T-shirt dropped by the man as he ran.

The suspect is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium to slim build and wearing blue jeans.



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