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Police release photo of Athens bank robber, announce reward

Surveillance photo of suspect who robbed Wells Fargo bank at 1059 Gaines School Road

By Joe Johnson

Athens-Clarke County police on Friday released a photograph of the man who the day before who robbed an eastside bank.

According to police, officers responded to a 4:45 p.m. report about a robbery at Wells Fargo on Gaines School Road, where a white male passed a note to a teller instructing them to place money in a bag before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers arrived at the bank within four minutes of the robbery call and, with the assistance of K-9 and Drone units, conducted an extensive, but unsuccessful search of the area for the suspect, who was described as a thin white male, who was between 5-feet-7 and 6 feet tall, weighing between 130 to 160 pounds and last seen wearing a blue hoodie, tapered khaki pants, a brown beanie cap, black sunglasses, a grey face mask, and black latex gloves.

The investigation is ongoing and police asked for anyone with information or video of the incident to contact Detective Paul Johnson at (762) 400-7060 or

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the suspect’s arrest.

Anonymous calls can be made to the Crime Stoppers confidential tip line at (706) 705-4775.

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