Investigators say the single white male suspect, wearing blue jeans, a jacket and black gloves, walked into the Bank of North Georgia on Carrollton Street in Temple Wednesday morning and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
The man can be seen on surveillance cameras coming into the bank at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday and speaking with a teller. He allegedly demanded a teller put the money into a white plastic shopping bag.
The suspect appears to be about 6 feet tall, weighing between 170 and 180 pounds.
The suspect said he had a gun, but did not brandish any weapon, said Capt. Jeff Richards with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
No one was injured in the robbery, and surveillance images show that there were not many, if any, customers in the bank at the time of the incident.
Units from the Temple Police Department and sheriff’s office were searching surrounding areas and putting up printouts of the surveillance images wherever they could find bulletin boards.
The two local law enforcement agencies are being assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in search of the suspect.
“We are still actively following every lead we get,” Richards said almost six hours after the robbery. “We’re still out here talking to people and asking if they’ve seen anything suspicious.”
It was unclear how the suspect fled the area, with investigators believing he must have had a getaway car because his jacket does not appear wet in the photos, though it had just started raining in the area at the time of the robbery.
Investigators are planning to enhance the photos they’ve retrieved from surveillance cameras to get a clearer image of the suspect.
Photos of the suspect can be found on the sheriff’s office Facebook page.
Anyone with any information about the suspect can contact the sheriff’s office at 770-830-5916, or submit an anonymous tip to email@example.com.