North Augusta bank robber wanted for additional robberies in Georgia, authorities say

A man being sought in a North Augusta bank robbery in November remains at large after reports he robbed two additional banks in Georgia.

 

Frank Douglas, 58, whose last residence is listed as North Augusta, is also accused of robbing banks in Conyers and Athens in addition to the South State bank in downtown North Augusta, according to North Augusta authorities.

Authorities said Douglas entered the South State Bank at Georgia and Buena Vista avenues at 12:52 p.m. on Nov. 27. He demanded money from a cash register and threatened to cause immediate harm to a teller, according to a North Augusta Department of Public Safety news release.

The suspect left the bank on foot, heading south on Georgia Avenue with the money, and has not been seen in the area since, Lt. Tim Thornton said Tuesday.

The FBI, who is assisting with the investigation, reported Douglas alleged involvement in two additional robberies in Georgia. He is accused of robbing a BB&T bank in Conyers on Nov. 30, and a Bank of America in Athens on Dec. 5.

Thornton said next steps are to predict a direction of travel for the suspect.

“We have been sharing information with the FBI trying our best to locate and catch him,” he said. “He’s hard to find because he doesn’t do much other than robs banks, which draws attention to himself.”

Anyone with information can contact their local law enforcement.

 

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