Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Newnan Armed Bank Robbery

Today at 9:35am, the Coweta 911 Dispatch Center received a call from The Bank of Georgia at 471 US Highway 29 North, Newnan, that they had been robbed.

Newnan PD and Coweta Co. S.O. units responded to the bank.

Responding officers discovered that a B/M armed with a semi-automatic pistol had entered the bank, pointed the gun at an employee, and demanded money. The robber gave the teller a plastic grocery store bag to put the money in.

After receiving the money, the suspect fled the bank, and was seen running in the direction of the back of a convenience store. From there, he fled across an open field, toward the driveway of a grocery store. It is believed he may have gotten into a waiting car at this point.

A search of the area located some of the money apparently dropped by the suspect as he fled the bank. The trail of money ended at the grocery store driveway. A perimeter was set around the area, and a search by ground units, K-9 units and the Coweta County Sheriff Office helicopter did not locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a B/M, 5’5”-5’6”, approx. 170-180 lbs, wearing a dark blue ski mask, dark colored gloves, a gray jacket, dark pants and boots. The pistol is described as a large, black semi-automatic pistol. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. No shots were fired and no one was physically injured during the robbery.

An undetermined amount of money was taken from the bank. Anyone with information concerning this bank robbery is asked to contact Newnan Police Department at 770-254-2355.

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