Athens man reports being robbed at eastside bank's ATM



By Joe Johnson

A robber Monday afternoon allegedly stole $900 that he forced a man to withdraw from an ATM outside a bank on Athens' east side.

Athens-Clarke County police released an incident report of the alleged armed robbery, but beyond listing the date, time and location of the incident, the report contained no narrative about what allegedly occurred.

“This is all the information detectives are releasing about the incident at this time,” police spokesman Geof Gilland said Tuesday afternoon.

In an interview with Classic City News, however, 20-year-old South Lumpkin Street resident Charles Seagraves said he was at the ATM outside Bank of America’s Gaines School Road branch at about 2 p.m. when he was approached by a man who lifted his shirt and reached for the waistband of his pants, as though he was going for a gun.

“He told me to withdraw $900 and said something along the lines of he’d hurt me if I didn’t comply,” Seagraves said.

After taking the money from him, the robber fled on foot, Seagraves said.

He described the suspect as a bald, heavy-set black male who was about 6 feet tall and wore a black T-shirt and blue jeans.

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