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MEIGS, GA (WALB) - You can see the robber in the bank's surveillance video. He appeared to be just another customer, until he came in a second time and pulled a gun.
"The suspect that entered the bank had a conversation with the teller about cashing a check. He walked back out, came back in, started the conversation again, at that time he reached in his pocket pulled out a pistol and robbed the bank," explained Captain John Richards with the Thomas County Sheriff's Office.
He jumped into a black Oldsmobile Intrigue with another man and took off. "We do have a witness that saw the vehicle and he describes the vehicle as having a wildlife tag with an eagle on it," said Thomas County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tim Watkins.
Mayor Annie Lovejoy was devastated and came down right away when she heard the news. "I wasn't so much worried about the money I was worried about our employees." This scary scene is not something most Thomas countians could imagine happening in their community.
"They're a rare occurrence in our local area," said Watkins. The last bank robbery to happen in Thomas County was back in 2003 at the Georgia Bank. The same back that was hit this morning.
Lovejoy said, "I think our town has been targeted. People know we're kind of low on police force and everything but, we have cameras and our camera's got them, and they will be caught." It's a feeling authorities share.
"We have had good luck in solving bank robberies when we've had them over the years. And hopefully we'll be able to solve this one," said Richards. They hope someone who recognizes the man in this video will come forward and help solve the crime.
The man who went in the bank was wearing a red shirt and plaid shorts and is between 5' 7" and 6' tall. The driver of the car is described as a light skinned black man with a fade haircut.
If you have information call crime stoppers at 229-227-3305. You could receive a $500 reward.