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Police look for man who robbed Thomson bank Monday morning

Local, state and federal lawmen are continuing to search for a man who robbed First Bank of Georgia on East Hill Street of an undisclosed amount of cash on Monday morning.

The robber was described as a black man, last seen wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black cap, possibly with the emblem of a sports team on the front, according to Gary Nicholson, special agent in-charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 7 Office in Thomson. The suspect also was wearing a black back pack.

Thomson Police Chief John Hathaway said the man walked into the bank, located at 110 East Hill Street, shortly before 11:30 a.m. and gave a clerk a note demanding money. Chief Hathaway said a gun was never seen by any of the bank's employees.

Authorities said the man entered and exited the bank through the front doors. Authorities do not know if a vehicle was used in the bank robbery.

Agents with the GBI, along with Chief Hathaway, McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall and lawmen from the Thomson Police Department, McDuffie County Sheriff's Department and Glascock County Sheriff's Department, combed the area in search of the suspect immediately following the holdup.

Anyone with information regarding the crime or the suspect's whereabouts should contact the GBI at 706-595-2575; Thomson Police Department at 706-595-2166, McDuffie County Sheriff's Department at 706-595-2141 or FBI at 706-722-3702.

Web posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008

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