Colony Bank robbed at gunpoint - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Colony Bank robbed at gunpoint

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

    Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

    Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold death

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:00:20 GMT
    The Rev. Al Sharpton urged marchers to remain nonviolent or go home Saturday ahead of a rally seeking justice in the death of an unarmed black man placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.More >>
    The Rev. Al Sharpton urged marchers to remain nonviolent or go home Saturday ahead of a rally seeking justice in the death of an unarmed black man placed in a chokehold by a white police officer.More >>
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:00:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, the solar deck of the North Hollywood Spa is viewed in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). In this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 photo, the solar deck of the North Hollywood Spa is viewed in Los Angeles.
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. More >>
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. More >>
  • Update: Albany house fire intentionally set in living room

    Update: Albany house fire intentionally set in living room

    Update: Albany house fire intentionally set in living room

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:57:32 GMT
    604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>

October 31, 2002

Lee County-  Two men stormed into Colony Bank. Nobody was injured in the robbery, but the robbers ordered the employees to get on the ground.

The robbers entered the bank about 3:30PM, without even using masks. The man wearing a dress shirt jumped the counter with a revolver. He appeared to be in his early fifties.

His accomplice wore sunglasses, a sweatshirt, and jeans. He is about 6' 3" and is about 40 years old. He carried a semi-automatic pistol. He went into the bank's vault.

The amount of money stolen was not revealed.

Children were playing at the Wee Kare daycare center when the robbery occurred. The children and worker there were understandably upset by the robbery.

"It's very scary," said Denise King. " Knowing something like that could happen in the middle of the day. With children on the playground, that people don't have any more consideration than to rob a bank next door. I have two children of my own who were on the playground at the time. And very many more that I love. It's terrifying."

 The getaway car is described as an older model tan car with a Tennessee tag. The car is possibly a Buick. The men headed East on U.S. 19.

If you have any information, you're urged to call The Lee County Sheriff's Department.

posted at 6:35PM by dave.miller@walb.com