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Suspect in bank robbery: 'Hey, what's up?'

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A witness described a masked gunman who robbed an East Albany credit union Thursday morning as "very pleasant."

The gunman even asked a customer if he was having a good day.

The lone gunman held up the DoCo Credit Union off Cordele Road about 9:20 a.m.. He took cash and ran away. No one was hurt.

A man walking by the credit union door when the robber ran out, did not want to have his face shown out of fear, but told me the gunman said "Hey, what's up."

"I said, hey, how you doing?" one witness recalled, "and he was running holding his stomach."

The witness, who was not named, said the robber apparently was carrying something under his shirt, possibly the money.

He said one of the customers in the bank told him the robber obviously was not scared, chatting with the customer.

"He was filling out his deposit slip and he heard what he said to the teller, I guess. He said 'You having a good day,'and he said 'yeah.' He said he turned around and left, and he didn't even stop him. He got back in his truck and called 911," the witness said.

Police described this robber as a short man.
 
"[He was] a black man about 5'5. Between 5-5 to 5'9 in height, wearing black jeans, black hoodie, and his face was covered with some sort of camouflage material," said Albany Police Media Manager Phyllis Banks.

The last bank robbery in Albany was another nearby East Albany DoCo Credit Union branch,  robbed early in the morning on October 26 in a very similar fashion.

A short man, about 5'6, wearing a comic mask, using a gun took money and ran away.

"That particular bank robbery remains under investigation and no one has been arrested for that particular bank robbery as well," Banks said.

Albany Police patrolled around both credit union locations just after Thursday's robbery, just in case it was the same gunman.  So far no arrests have been made.

Police said there were several employees and a couple of customers in the credit union during the robbery.

DoCo Credit Union officials declined to talk about these robberies.

The branch was closed for the rest of the day, but was expected to reopen Friday.

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