LaGRANGE — Detectives with the LaGrange Police Department are investigating an armed robbery at the CB&T bank at 2053 West Point Road Friday afternoon.
A man allegedly walked into the bank, stood around for a few minutes, then pulled out a gun and demanded money from bank employees, investigators said.
The gunman received an unknown amount of money and fled the bank on foot, said LPD officials.
Four employees were inside the bank at the time and no one was hurt, according to police.
This was the second bank robbery in Troup County this week.
A bank robber held up the CBT bank at 410 East Main St. in Hogansville Monday, police said.
That suspect may also be responsible for a string of robberies around metro Atlanta, said Hogansville Police Chief Brian Harr.
HPD investigators are now working with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to identify and catch the suspect, stated Harr.
Surveillance cameras inside the CBT bank captured several images of the man as he approached the teller’s station, allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.
After receiving the money, the suspect took off on foot, HPD investigators stated.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The suspect in the CBT bank robbery was described as an African-American male, between 40 and 50 years of age, 5-feet-11-inches tall and clean-shaven. He was wearing a dark ball cap, large, dark sunglasses, a dark- and light-colored polo shirt and dark pants, investigators stated.
The LPD is investigating the possibility the CB&T bank robbery may be connected to the holdup in Hogansville.
Individuals with information about either incident are asked to contact the LPD at 706-883-2603 or Detective Marcus Rakestraw with the HPD at 706-637-6648. They can also call Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Callers may remain anonymous.
Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with the LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.