Search under way following robbery of Thomson bank

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THOMSON, Ga. _ Local, state and federal authorities continue to search for a man who robbed First Bank on East Hill Street of an undisclosed amount of cash this morning.

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Local, state and federal lawmen are continuing to search for a man who robbed First Bank on East Hill Street of an undisclosed amount of cash this morning.  Special
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Local, state and federal lawmen are continuing to search for a man who robbed First Bank on East Hill Street of an undisclosed amount of cash this morning.

The robber was described as a black man, last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black cap, possibly with the emblem of a sports team on the front, according to Gary Nicholson, special agent in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 7 Office in Thomson. The suspect also was wearing a black back pack.

Thomson Police Chief John Hathaway said the man walked into the bank at 110 East Hill Street shortly before 11:30 a.m., and gave a clerk a note demanding money.

Chief Hathaway said a gun was never seen by any of the bank's employees.

Witnesses did not see if he drove away in a vehicle.

Agents with the GBI, along with Chief Hathaway, McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall and officers from the Thomson Police Department, McDuffie County Sheriff's Department and Glascock County Sheriff's Department, combed the area following the holdup.

Anyone with information regarding the crime or the suspect's whereabouts should contact the GBI at 706-595-2575; Thomson Police Department at 706-595-2166, McDuffie County Sheriff's Department at 706-595-2141 or FBI at 706-722-3702.

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Farful
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Farful 11/17/08 - 01:09 pm
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I'm so surprised at the

I'm so surprised at the description.

jack234
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jack234 11/17/08 - 01:23 pm
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Especially the backpack.

Especially the backpack.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 11/17/08 - 02:15 pm
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The description sounds like a

The description sounds like a "homelessa" perswon. Support www.hongkongaugustaga.org

rlm
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rlm 11/17/08 - 03:36 pm
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Is this the same person that

Is this the same person that robbed the GB&T in Augusta. both had a black back pack,

Momyar
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Momyar 11/17/08 - 04:21 pm
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Dang!!! Too close for

Dang!!! Too close for comfort! I left the bank literally 20 minutes before this happened.

Backpack would have been used to keep the dye pack from exploding on him. Sure hope they find him!!!!

Farful
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Farful 11/17/08 - 04:47 pm
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they blocked you, Sarge. i

they blocked you, Sarge. i didn't find your comment offensive....just true

dale88fan
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dale88fan 11/17/08 - 05:08 pm
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that was just part of osama's

that was just part of osama's stimulous package for blacks!

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 11/17/08 - 06:23 pm
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I agree with ghtty...that

I agree with ghtty...that description...priceless

TELLITLIKEITIS1
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TELLITLIKEITIS1 11/17/08 - 06:26 pm
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i missed SARGENTMIDTOWN's

i missed SARGENTMIDTOWN's comment...what was the basis of it...without using any violations?

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patriciathomas 11/17/08 - 09:15 pm
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Is America so soft that most

Is America so soft that most bank robberies are committed by unarmed people? Or is it just that the money is so well protected that we no longer worry about losing it? Taxpayer insured? I guess one of the advantages to switching to plastic is that the robbers won't even have to bother with a special trip to the bank. A simple transfer on line will be enough. I feel safer already.

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