Valdosta Bank Gets Robbed

He chose to strike at lunchtime, walking into the Park Avenue bank and demanding money.

For the second time in seven months, the Park Avenue bank on Baytree Road in Valdosta was robbed Wednesday. Eyewitnesses tell investigators that the robber was a white male, 40 to 50 years old, and should be considered dangerous even though he never produced a weapon.

Brian Childress, Valdosta police spokesman, says, "He walked up to one of the clerks, provided a note that said, 'you're being robbed, give me your money.' The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect left the bank of foot."

Authorities are now reviewing surveillance tapes to figure if the robber fled on foot or in a car.

Folks who work near this bank say they're very concerned that this location has been targeted more than once in the past year by robbers, but they say they are confident the authorities can work together and help bring the suspect into custody

Debi Inge says, "Well, considering that we have children that come in this shopping center as well as other people coming and going through the course of the day, and not knowing what's going on it can be quiet scary coming out of your car."

Investigators believe this bank was robbed by the same person who robbed a bank in Tifton earlier this week. Police will now compare security video from each bank to help in their manhunt.

If you have any information about this Valdosta bank robbery, please call the crime tip line at 229- 293- 3109.