SunTrust Bank robbery suspect
ALBANY, Ga. — The manhunt continues for a suspect wanted in the robbery of SunTrust Bank at 1100 Gillionville Road at about 9:45 a.m. Friday.
Police, armed with clear photographs of the suspect, are continuing their search.
“The gestures made by the suspect caused the teller to believe (the robber) was armed,” said Phyllis Banks, police spokeswoman. “But it is not known what type of weapon was used in the robbery.”
Police said the suspect is a 6-foot, 2-inch-tall, black male about 26 years old and weighing about 160 pounds wearing shoulder-length dreadlocks. The bandit was dressed all in black with a wind-breaker hoodie when he entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding cash. He ran away after the teller handed him money, the report added.
After handing the money over, the teller hit the alarm. Police have not released how much money the robber took. Crime technicians collected evidence at the bank including surveillance video.
Police had a clear still picture from the video, which they showed as they canvassed the area and the city. Residents reported told police they have seen a man who matched the suspect’s picture or description often hanging out at nearby Brook’s Plaza.
Another resident called in a sighting that sent officers to Zaxby’s on Slappey Boulevard at lunchtime to investigate. By late afternoon officers continued the search. There was no word on the suspect’s arrest.
Anyone with additional information should call investigations at (229) 431-3288 or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS (8477). The Spanish speaking APD-COP Tip Line is (229) 434-2677.
Crime Stoppers is an anonymous tipline. People with information could become eligible for cash rewards. to be armed, Albany Police Department Spokesperson Phyllis Banks says.