Originally created 03/14/03

Wachovia branch robbed



A robbery was reported to police at about 9:15 a.m. today at the Wachovia Bank branch on Walton Way Extension.

Richmond County sheriff's investigators have been called to the scene, at 3602 Walton Way Extension.

Lt. Jimmy Young of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office said a black man, 6 feet tall with a medium build, walked into the bank and demanded money with a note. Witnesses said they did not see a weapon.

Lt. Young said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken, and was last seen leaving the bank on foot. He said the man had a full beard and mustache and wore a dark-colored ski cap and black coat with gray or white stripes on its sleeves.