The Albany Police Department released this photo of the person believed to be responsible for the robbery (Source: APD)
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Cjambrica Frett, a native of Albany has been gone for several years. When she came back to the her hometown, she came to a store right beside Regions Bank minutes after a robbery. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
A suspect is wanted after an Albany bank was robbed Monday.
Officials say the Regions Bank on West Broad Avenue was held up, around 12:30 p.m.
The Albany Police Department released a photo of the person believed to be responsible for the robbery.
APD said that investigators said it did not appear as though he had a weapon.
According to APD, the suspect entered the bank and stood in line as if he was a customer.
Once he got to the counter, he passed a note to the teller and the teller handed over an unknown amount of money.
Immediately after, the suspect left out of the front doors of the bank, and witnesses reported seeing him get into a vehicle and fleeing the scene.
Monday, citizens made a plea for crimes like this to end in Albany.
"It's very scary because you don't know who it could be. Schools are out, our children are out. Anything can happen," said Cjambrica Frett, Witness.
Frett said she's afraid for Albany.
"I'm deeply disturbed and concerned for my hometown. It's been a few years since I actually lived here. But I constantly keep up with what's happening in my city," said Frett.
The city native goes to the downtown African Attire Store, just steps away from Regions Bank, every time she's in town. This time, she stopped by a few minutes after Monday afternoon's robbery.
"I've been here since Friday, there's been three shootings. Two were in the evening and this one happened in broad daylight. So it's very concerning. This was not how my city was when I left," said Frett.
Frett said this is something that doesn't happen often.
"I do not remember this much violence or crime so quickly so close together. I do not remember it happening like this," said Frett.
Monday she had a plea for peace in her community.
"We have to come together, we have to speak up, we have to make a stand. There has to be a change and silence is no longer the answer. We have to do something, we have to speak up," said Frett.