Fifth Third Bank robbed

Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 11:07 AM
Last updated 11:32 AM
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Investigators are on the scene of the Fifth Third Bank at 2756 Peach Orchard Road in Augusta where a bank robbery occurred a short time ago.

At 10:34 a.m., a black male wearing a white-colored shirt, blue jeans and a Halloween-style mask walked in the bank and showed a weapon. He took money from the teller and left in a gray car.

A witness reported that the die pack in the money exploded in the car as he was leaving the parking lot southbound on Peach Orchard Road, pouring out of the car windows as he drove away.

Officers have a few leads on the identity of the robber, and do not believe the robbery is connected to any other area bank robberies at this time.

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MandJ
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MandJ 09/25/09 - 10:40 am
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PLEASE release the video.

PLEASE release the video.

JFJ
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JFJ 09/25/09 - 10:43 am
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It would be great to see a

It would be great to see a clip, this belongs on one of those stupid criminals shows!

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 09/25/09 - 11:00 am
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I wish they would come up

I wish they would come up with a "die" pack to insert with the money. That might slow these robberies down a bit. BOOM!

ONLY THE TRUTH
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ONLY THE TRUTH 09/25/09 - 11:18 am
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I closed my acct there

I closed my acct there yesterday due to terrible customer service. It wasn't my money he stole.

mad_max
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mad_max 09/25/09 - 11:26 am
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So now we are looking for a

So now we are looking for a black guy with red trim, pink shirt and purple jeans.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 09/25/09 - 11:46 am
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What a freakin idiot

What a freakin idiot

Big_vike
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Big_vike 09/25/09 - 12:18 pm
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Same guy, different bank.

Same guy, different bank.

gingerspivey
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gingerspivey 09/25/09 - 12:25 pm
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I am so sorry to hear about

I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience with Fifth Third. I am also a customer there since they were Southtrust and have been on a first name basis with them since. Angie,Shanda, Carolyn, Barb, Cathy, etc. I can truely say that if I have ever..ever.. had a problem it was resolved and I left happy. That being said, when I heard they were robbed by a masked gunman my heart dropped. At a time like this you have to thank the good lord above that he was watching over them and no one got hurt. ONLY THE TRUTH, did you take the time to think that these people have kids waiting on them to get home, or that one of them helps raise her two grandkids, or how about the teller who just had a heart attack a few weeks ago, and not to forget Brianna in the drive thru who is engaged to get married and about to graduate. ONLY THE TRUTH, would you have had the same response had your mother or sister worked there? How easy it would have been for something to have went wrong and one of these wonderful people could have been hurt. We can leave all the negativity for the commission but I do expect more from my fellow citizens. Or maybe you can try the whine line in the Spirit.

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 09/25/09 - 12:54 pm
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gnumbgnuts -HAHAHAHAHA!

gnumbgnuts -HAHAHAHAHA! Thanks, I needed that laugh!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 09/25/09 - 01:19 pm
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Really. How about a

Really. How about a concussion grenade that would go off when the money bag was opened? I know, I know. Innocent bystanders, car wrecks. It's still a pleasant thing to imagine.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 09/25/09 - 01:24 pm
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Die pack video, die pack

Die pack video, die pack video, die pack video! C'mon, I want to see it!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 09/25/09 - 01:24 pm
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They should include some type

They should include some type of severe pepper spray or mace in it too so the perps may have to go to the hospital for treatment. Who cares if they actually get hurt, they deserve it.

Southern_Patriot
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Southern_Patriot 09/25/09 - 02:07 pm
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south Augusta, I'm shocked!

south Augusta, I'm shocked!

iluvcollardgreens
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iluvcollardgreens 09/26/09 - 06:08 pm
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As much money as the banks

As much money as the banks have stolen from us I dont feel sorry for a bank getting robbed.And further more for them to steal from americans and then complain about someone stealing from them is hypocracy.They are they are the real theives.

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