Police search after bank robbery

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2009 12:28 PM
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Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred today at the Regions Bank on Peach Orchard Road.

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Police are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery at the Regions Bank on Peach Orchard Road.

The robbery occurred at about 11:30 a.m. when a man entered the bank and demanded money from a teller, police said. The man didn't show a gun and had a plastic bag tied around his head with a white T-shirt covering his face, according to authorities.

"He gets an undisclosed amount of money from her (the teller) and runs out of the bank to the woodline," said Richmond County sheriff's Sgt. Calvin Chew.

Police are currently searching the area around the bank with the help of search dogs. Already, authorities have recovered a white T-shirt dropped by the man as he ran.

The suspect is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium to slim build and wearing blue jeans.

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Retired LTC
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Retired LTC 08/12/09 - 12:43 pm
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"The man didn't show a gun

"The man didn't show a gun and had a plastic bag tied around his head with a white T-shirt covering his face, according to authorities." .... just curious but how did he breathe?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/12/09 - 12:50 pm
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Plastic bag tied around his

Plastic bag tied around his head? Oh, yeah, that was a good idea. South Augusta is THE place to be.

mad_max
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mad_max 08/12/09 - 01:15 pm
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Yeh, the (insert standard

Yeh, the (insert standard description)s that we get over here ain't too bright. Unfortunately the same mental aptitude ranges from the mini-mart robbers all the way through to the county commission.

Georgiais1
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Georgiais1 08/12/09 - 01:30 pm
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Even the bank robbing thugs

Even the bank robbing thugs are changing, change you can believe in.

mrlonglelgs
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mrlonglelgs 08/12/09 - 01:31 pm
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The robber showed no gun or

The robber showed no gun or weapon and they just gave him cash??? Well mister bank bandit count your blessing you didn't
try robbing our office. It would have been tag on the toe for you.

dashiel
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dashiel 08/12/09 - 01:46 pm
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Whether showing a gun or

Whether showing a gun or faking possession of one, bank robbery's still a felony. This is how an amateur gets to go to graduate school.

froggy1
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froggy1 08/12/09 - 01:49 pm
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the money didn't have any red

the money didn't have any red dye, what's up with that?

3M3T1B
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3M3T1B 08/12/09 - 02:16 pm
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Fiat Lux - You're on the

Fiat Lux - You're on the wrong page (in more ways than one).

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/12/09 - 02:25 pm
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Oops. Wonder how that

Oops. Wonder how that happened. Thanks, 3M, although your snarkiness is pretty much a clue about where you are.

snickers123
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snickers123 08/12/09 - 03:25 pm
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Georgias#1 that comment u

Georgias#1 that comment u made was funnY! Lol.....

nofrills
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nofrills 08/12/09 - 04:25 pm
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bunch of sissy bank tellers!

bunch of sissy bank tellers! no gun and they hand over the money?
Attention! All crooks I will be sleeping in my car on the corner of washington rd and ronald reagen. I will have lots of money on me and I am very old.

happythoughts
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happythoughts 08/12/09 - 04:38 pm
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Stop handing over free money

Stop handing over free money to idiots. You make it too easy for people to commit robbery. Say no! Members ought to have a personal card to scan at the door to enter.

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lynnsay22 08/12/09 - 04:38 pm
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Whether they have a gun or

Whether they have a gun or not, as a teller you HAVE to follow their demands. Did you not see the story where the teller was fired for not complying with the robber's request? You never know what could happen and the bank is not going to want to take responsibility for the teller's actions if they do not do what the bank requires them to do, which is comply with whatever the robber wants. You give the money and let them leave.

obamtheflimflamman
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obamtheflimflamman 08/12/09 - 05:06 pm
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A black, in Augusta

A black, in Augusta robbing??? Imagine that

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The one1 08/12/09 - 09:30 pm
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I feel instead of searching

I feel instead of searching for him,they need to be looking for his body, with all that on, he couldnt have survived,it sounds foolish,to see somebody wit all that crap on his head, and face,and u hand him a bag of money,instead of some water,come on,where's the hospitality.

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