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Albany - - Another bank robbery in East Albany. The third in six weeks. A heavily disguised man pulled a gun on a teller at SunTrust Bank on Mock Road Thursday morning. He got away with money, but the clerk gave him a little something extra, a red dye bomb.

The bank robber should be pretty easy to spot. He's likely spattered with dark red dye.

Police say moments after the robbery they believe the dye bomb went off, covering the robber and the money.  

A red stained money bag is how police know the dye bomb exploded on the robber. It apparently happened as soon as he ran out of the SunTrust Bank on South Mock Road.

Bank customers were there. A representative from the bank says the gunman started waving his gun in people's faces.

"The subject was dressed completely in dark clothing, mask, gloves, entered the bank demanding money, was given money by two of the tellers," says Police Chief James Younger.

The robber was so well covered that police don't even know his race. They think he ditched the mask and jacket in this area on Brierwood Avenue because it was covered in red dye.

"Along with the money, a dye pack was given, the dye pack has exploded so we believe the subject will have red dye on him also."

Now, officers are calling on you to help them find the suspect.

"We'd just like the public's assistance in identifying any of the clothing the suspect may have had that they might link to a particular person that they know."  

Albany police say they plan to release surveillance video from the bank soon to see if anyone can identify the robber. He is described as 5'8 to 5'10 with a slim build.

Earlier this month, police arrested 26 year old Kelvin Leroy in the December 4th robbery of Security Bank in East Albany. Leroy is also a suspect in the November 20th robbery at regions Bank on East Oglethorpe.


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