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Robbery suspect could be tied to another bank holdup

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SCMPD responded to a robbery at Colony Bank. (Source: SCMPD) SCMPD responded to a robbery at Colony Bank. (Source: SCMPD)
First Chatham Bank robbery on Dec. 18 (Source: SCMPD) First Chatham Bank robbery on Dec. 18 (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A man wanted in connection with a bank robbery Thursday morning could be the same suspect in another bank robbery that happened nearby on Dec. 18.

The Colony Bank in the 7000 block of Hodgson Memorial Drive was robbed Thursday morning.

Police said the robber walked into the bank at about 9:22 a.m., showed a handgun that was dull gray in color and demanded money from a teller. Then he ran from the bank. No one was injured.

Patrol officers, canine officers and police helicopter Eagle One searched the area, but the suspect has not yet been found. FBI and Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are searching for the suspect.

Police said the suspect is described as a thin, black male with a medium complexion who is 5'8" to 5'11" tall. He was wearing a dark blue skull cap, dark blue zip-up hooded jacket, black or dark blue jeans and black combat boots. He wore a white bandana over his face.

Police said a gunman with a similiar description robbed the First Chatham Bank in the 7400 block of Hodgson Memorial on Dec. 18.

Anyone with information on the suspect or his location is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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