Woman robbed as Augusta bank branch opens

Officers say victim was making business deposit

Authorities have identified one of the two men who robbed a woman Friday morning as she entered a south Augusta bank to make a business deposit.

Deputies are searching for Curtis Rodriquez Jackson, 27, of Applejack Terrace, and are seeking information on the second man.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew, the woman was entering Georgia Bank & Trust at 3111 Peach Orchard Road just after 9 a.m., when a man in a dark hoodie attacked her from behind, grabbing for the bank deposit bag.

Customers inside the bank ran out to her aid and helped pull the assailant off, but a second man, also in a dark hoodie, ran to help the attacker. Authorities said the two men knocked the woman down before running to the rear of the building with the money.

Customers chased the bandits behind the buildings and were able to remove the license plate of the getaway car, a green Ford Taurus. Another customer, an off-duty Georgia law enforcement officer who happened to be in his vehicle when the attack occurred, shot out the Taurus’ back glass before the men got away, Chew said.

The bank has a special-duty officer working at the branch, but he had not arrived at the time of the attack.

Deputies found the Taurus in a neighborhood behind the bank at Floyd Drive and Floyd Circle.

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