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Tuesday robbery suspect may have also robbed Toccoa bank
Gainesville Police released this image of a man suspected in the robbery of Peach State Bank. He also may have been involved in a bank robbery in Toccoa.

Police said Wednesday they believe the same man robbed the Peach State Bank & Trust in Gainesville on Tuesday and a Regions bank in Toccoa on March 19.

Gainesville police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are searching for the suspect and are asking for the public’s help.

“The suspect is presumed to be armed and dangerous,” according to a press release from Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, Gainesville police spokesman.

The suspect is described as white, in his 20s, and driving a gray late 1980s Mercury Grand Marquis.

At the time of Tuesday’s robbery he was wearing baggy khaki pants, a black padded jacket with a white shirt underneath, a red and white baseball cap, and white tennis shoes.

The robbery of the Peach State Bank, which is at West Academy and Washington streets, took place about
1 p.m.

“The suspect approached the teller, presented her with a note with his intentions,” then left and headed to the parked Mercury after taking an undisclosed amount of cash, Holbrook said.

Nobody was injured.

Police cars descended on the bank soon after the robbery, with officers fanning through the area searching for the suspect.

Also, the K-9 unit “was deployed but was unable to get a successful track,” Gainesville police spokesman Cpl. Joe Britte said Tuesday.

Peach State Bank officials declined to comment.

Further investigation with the GBI revealed the possible tie to the Toccoa bank robbery, Holbrook said.



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