Details emerge in robbery of Hephzibah bank

More details have emerged in the Friday afternoon robbery of a Hephzibah bank, but police said Saturday that they’re still looking for the suspect.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an unknown black man entered Southern Bank at 2455 Highway 88 at 3:04 p.m., stating he “wanted the money.”

Southern Bank Branch Manager Janet McClellan told deputies that the man went to a teller’s window, scaled the counter and shoved the teller back. He then began to place the cash from her drawer inside his coat.

McClellan said the suspect then went to another teller’s window and removed more cash, stuffing the loot into his pockets.

The suspect left the bank through the front door, dropping money on the ground on his way toward Saxon Road, where he was seen entering a gold 2000 Honda Accord. He was last seen driving eastbound on Highway 88, according to the report.

Witnesses at the scene told police they did not see a weapon a the time of the robbery.

The suspect is described as 5 foot, 7 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black cloth mask, blue gloves, a black hooded sweater and blue jeans.

The bank has been robbed numerous times, but most recently on Oct. 28, 2013.

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