Fifth Third Bank robbed

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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