Police seek suspect after man robbed at downtown church

Richmond County investigators are seeking help in identifying and capturing a suspect in the robbery of a 78-year-old man at a downtown church.

At about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, a young black man robbed a member of the Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St., as he opened the church for the day.

The suspect fled west on Telfair Street on a black bicycle, after wresting the victim’s wallet away from him. The victim was 78 years old.

The suspect is believed to be about 30 to 35.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080 or the Tip Line at 866-939-5050. Callers may remain anonymous.

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