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Albany bank robbed by man on cell phone

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany Police need your help to identify a brazen bank robber who held up the First State Bank in Albany Wednesday afternoon while talking on his cell phone.

Surveillance video from inside the bank at the corner of North Slappey and Whispering Pines shows a slender black man, about 6 feet tall, enter the bank around 3:30 p.m.

Investigators say he didn't pull a gun but handed a teller a clipboard with a note that said what he wanted and what he would do if she didn't comply.

"He assured (the teller) that he had a weapon and that he would utilize the weapon. He asked her for an amount of money. The instructions were for her to fill up an envelope that he had with him. She followed his direction and there were no reports of injuries," said Albany Police Detective Charlie Roberts.

The robber got away with undisclosed amount of cash. Police don't know if he ran away or jumped in a getaway car. He was last seen heading west towards Whispering Pines.

The man was wearing a black ECKO jacket, white baseball cap, and black-rimmed eye glasses.

If you saw anything around the bank at the time of the robbery or have any information that could help investigators call CrimeStoppers at 436-TIPS or APD at 431-2100.

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