August 25, 2017

FBI and Columbus Police Department Continue Efforts to Identify and Locate Columbus, Georgia Bank Robber

FBI Announces a Reward of up to $5,000

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge David J. LeValley, FBI Atlanta Field Office, in conjunction with Columbus, Georgia Police Chief Ricky Boren, requests the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the individual responsible for an August 16, 2017 robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Columbus, Georgia.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 5538 Whittlesey Boulevard, (Columbus Park Crossing), Columbus, Georgia, was robbed by a lone black male. During the robbery, the robber presented a teller with a demand note and threatened to kill everyone in the bank. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber departed the bank without further incident. Recovered nearby was a hat and shoes worn by the robber.

The suspect is described as being a black male, age 25—35, with medium build. He was wearing a black shirt, dark pants, tan hat with logo, and a black shoulder bag.

The Columbus Police Department Robbery and Assault Unit and the Federal Bureau of Investigation—Atlanta Division-Columbus Resident Agency are conducting an investigation in reference to this robbery.

The FBI is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction of this individual and anyone with information should call Columbus Police Department at tel. (706) 653-3400 or FBI Atlanta/Columbus Resident Agency at tel. (706) 596-9603.