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SunTrust bank held up

SunTrust Bank robbery suspect

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.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Obama was re-elected! Time for everybody who ain't got to get them some!!

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whattheheck 1 year, 5 months ago

Not sure I agree, Ruby. Although it may be this guy got tired of waiting and needed money today for the BMW payment, most will wait for the government to pass out the ever growing legal "fair share". There is no question on "whether", only a matter of "when", comrade, eh, friend..

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spookj6 1 year, 5 months ago

I take it that you didn't like the results of the election. There are many other countries you go to, and you can return in 4 years.

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

What are you waiting on? There are several flights going out everyday.

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bigbob 1 year, 5 months ago

Spookj6 we have to stayin this country so Obumma's voting base don't steal everything some people have worked for.

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Kay523 1 year, 5 months ago

If I were a bank robber, I would use makeup to look black so racists llike yourselves could never guess I was white. Did you all have any comments on the rich white kids who hit 75 cars in their upscale neighborhood and then got caught at their vacation home at Lake Blackshear? I am sure that was Obama's fault as well.

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Jacob 1 year, 5 months ago

why do you assume any comment on Obama is racist? He's half white, too, you know. BTW, there are numerous negative comments on the thieving kids on that article. I guess you don't read that well, do you KAY?

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 5 months ago

Because it has been my experience that if you say ANYTHING negative about President Jackass or any of his programs/policies/or supporters, his supporters AUTOMATICALLY LABELED A RACIST....regardless of what your reasons for disagreeing is.

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Right on Jacob , people only see what they want to see.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Obama is half white and His race has nothing to do with why I despise Him and His policies, nor does it have anything to do with the fact that He is a crappy President and is incompetent, was totally unprepared for the Office of President, and doesn't know how to lead. Other than that, He's great!

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whattheheck 1 year, 5 months ago

Ah, class warfare at its best, Kay! For the record, I don't like criminals, thieves, and most politicians, based on what they do, the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Nope, not Obama's fault but sure not Bush's fault either, although we are likely to hear it was for four more years!

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

To say you would use makeup to look black makes you sound racist. You make it sound that only black people rob banks etc. Then you could go free, and they can blame the robbery on the black man just like that Maestro did.

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funny 1 year, 5 months ago

When Clinton left office the economy was great. Bush took over and what happen. for the 2008 presidential election i said its gonna be tough for anyone he gets in the house to clean up bush's mess.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Follow the Party who holds Congress. They control the purse. The reason Clinton had a short-lived surplus was because of Gingrich's Republican House and Senate. Plain and simple.

When the Democrats controlled Congress after that, the spending increased. Worst case ever? When Democrats had the White House, the House of Reps, and the Senate (Obama's first two years). What heppened? Trillion dollar deficits ever since with no end in sight. We will owe $26 TRILLION by the time Obama leaves office, even if there IS a tax increase on "millionaires and billionaires". Watch and see.

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Democratic congress! When Obuma finishes up, there won't be anything left to clean up. Everything will be gone.

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Parent 1 year, 5 months ago

What does the President have to do with a robbery in Albany? Nothing! Get over it people...

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 5 months ago

The robber was black - the President is black.

Albany is filled with racists both black and white.

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Hilarious! Ha! Ha! Ha! This story is about a bank being held up, and basically none of the comments was regarding the robbery. Only thing discussed is the president and racism. Ha! Ha! Ha! Sorry, but can't help but laugh. The herald should have two newspapers. One for the news and the other dedicated for Obama and the squawkbox.

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dmyers80 1 year, 5 months ago

Thank you VSU... the herald should start a column for people who want to argue about the president and racism!!! I pride myself as someone being able to get along with anyone and have a discussion with anyone... even if i dont agree with them!!

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks, but having said that, i left out that I was just as guilty as the others.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Why, I bet some of y'all even think printing the photo of the perp is an act of racism! Right!?!?

"....the suspect, described as a black male, about 25 years old who stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds and wearing all black...." Is this an example of "black on black crime"? Because if I bought a 1972 Malibu SS 396 that was painted black and had black interior, that's what you would call it. Black on Black.

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ZCorp 1 year, 5 months ago

Stop. He robbed a Bank. This is very bad. He needs to be caught, & given the book on laws to the fullest extent of the LAW. Nuff Said.

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iknowu 1 year, 5 months ago

u printed it, what do u think?

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surv8r 1 year, 5 months ago

Interesting... according to the article, the alarm was sounded 2 minutes before the suspect entered the bank....

"Around 9:45 a.m. Friday, a teller at Suntrust Bank on the 1100 block of Gillionville Road, sounded a hold-up alarm, police officials say."

"Police say that around 9:47 a.m., the suspect walked-in and handed a note to a teller demanding money."Emphasis

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beartrap 1 year, 5 months ago

sure looks like trayvon martin don't it...

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 5 months ago

Why, because all black kids look the same?

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 5 months ago

You sir (or madam) are what is wrong with Albany.

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Why not? Tommie Postell said all white people looked the same.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 5 months ago

Q Why not?

A Because that is incredibly ignorant

You are basing your logic on what Tommie Postell thinks? That would make you no better than Mr. Postell and a racist all the same.

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Clif 1 year, 5 months ago

Obama IS VERY competent. He knows what he is doing and is doing it well. He said he needed four more years to finish his work, i.e. "fundamentally transform this nation." If anyone doubts this. google "Cloward-Piven and see his plans.....

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alleebrin 1 year, 5 months ago

Obummer has said he would do this country in, from the inside not the outside! I'm counting on the republican congress and the speaker of the house to thwart that notion. I see four MORE years of gridlock! And, if immigration reform and domestic handouts are not cut back, this country will always be run by democratic pundits! The people who voted Obummer in the first time were stupid and had their heads in the sand - same for last time! Some people never learn!!

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ZCorp 1 year, 5 months ago

Suntrust Workers are wonderful people & a great company.They are strong & did well in this sad case. God will punish or help this young man who did a VERY stupid thing. I hope he gets to go away in Jail for many, many, many years. Do not rob banks. We the citizens of Georgia WILL defend ourselves, if we feel our lives are in Danger. Is the $ worth it ? Try this ok, WORK FOR A LIVING ! Thank You

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iknowu 1 year, 5 months ago

is this a site for dummies? the subject was a bank robbery. it has nothing to do with politics.

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iknowu 1 year, 5 months ago

what does robbing a bank have to do with politics?

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Maybe the robber is a Democrat, and he wanted to rob a bank to steal money pretty much like the government steals money from hard working citizens.

Okay the methods of stealing are totally different, but stealing is stealing and robbing is robbing.

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