Man wanted for robbing North Augusta bank arrested

Frank Douglas

A man accused of robbing a bank in North Augusta and two banks in Georgia has been arrested, according to authorities.


Frank Douglas, 58, whose last residence is listed in North Augusta, was arrested in Greenville, S.C., Tuesday according to the Greenville Police Department. He is charged with disorderly conduct and providing false information.

The suspect confessed to a robbery in North Augusta and two in Georgia during questioning by local FBI agents following the arrest, a news release from North Augusta Department of Public Safety states.

The department has placed a hold on him and he will remain incarcerated until it’s determined if he’ll be prosecuted on state or federal charges, Lt. Tim Thornton said.

Authorities said Douglas entered the South State Bank in downtown North Augusta at 12:52 p.m. on Nov. 27, and demanded money from a cash register and threatened to cause immediate harm to a teller.

The FBI, who has been 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.