FBI Atlanta
Special Agent Stephen Emmett
(770) 216-3120
October 4, 2016

Bank Robber Threatens Employees' Lives

Acting Special Agent in Charge (A/SAC) George Crouch, FBI Atlanta; GBI Director Vernon Keenan; and Hogansville Chief of Police Brian Harr are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed suspect who robbed the Community Bank and Trust in Hogansville on Monday, October 3, 2016.

The suspect entered the bank, located at 410 East Main Street, shortly after 4 p.m. and was holding a dark-colored, semi-automatic handgun in his right hand. Witnesses said the suspect pointed the gun at bank employees, threatened them, and demanded money. Fearing for their lives, the employees turned over an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was observed prior to the robbery with a second man in a black SUV with chrome-spoked wheel wells. The robber is described as a black male, 6’0” to 6’1” tall, thin build, 165-170 pounds, in his mid- to late-40s. He was wearing dark-framed sunglasses, a dark-colored baseball cap, a blue and white-striped polo shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers with light-colored laces.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or knows anything about the armed robbery is asked to call the FBI Atlanta Field Office at (404) 679-9000, the GBI at (706) 565-7888, or the Hogansville Police Department at (706) 637-6648. Tips can also be made to Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (8477).