Lo­cal bank robbed for sec­ond time Mon­day

Rob­ber used note to de­mand money

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - By Tyler Smith

The Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment is on the lookout for the man who robbed the First Ge­or­gia Com­mu­nity Bank Mon­day af­ter­noon.

The rob­ber en­tered the bank at ap­prox­i­mately 4:10 p.m. and handed an in­dex card to a teller de­mand­ing cash. The man wore clear plas­tic gloves, a beige jacket, a polo shirt, sun­glasses and a green ball cap.

CPD Lt. Wen­dell Wagstaff said the sus­pect brought his own white plas­tic gro­cery bag for the teller to put an undis­closed amount of money into.

Wit­nesses said the rob­ber left in a sil­ver four door Nis­san Al­tima with a red and white drive out tag headed east on U.S. High­way 278.

He was de­scribed as heavy set, 5 feet 10 inches tall with red­dish hair and a goa­tee and was thought to be be­tween 30 to 50 years of age. Wagstaff said the man was pos­si­bly wear­ing a blonde wig.

The First Ge­or­gia Com­mu­nity Bank was pre­vi­ously robbed in Septem­ber by the “Grandpa Ban­dit.” The cases are not sus­pected to be re­lated.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about the case is asked to con­tact Cov­ing­ton Po­lice De­part­ment Sgt. Arvo Bowen at (770) 385-2128. Tips may also be given anony­mously at on their Web site at http://www. cov­ing­ton­po­lice.com.

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