Store employees robbed while making deposit

Authorities are searching for a suspect they believe robbed two Yankee Candle employees Thursday night.

The employees were making a night deposit around 10 p.m. at a Wachovia Bank in the 3400 block of Wrightsboro Road when the suspect reached into their vehicle and presented a handgun, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's incident report. The masked man grabbed the victim's purse, and demanded the deposit bags.

The man then ran toward bushes behind the bank with $550 worth of cash and two bank cards, according to the report.

The suspect is described as a black male dressed in black between the ages of 25 and 30, weighing about 175 pounds, standing about 5-feet, 5-inches tall.

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