The Hinesville Police Department has leads about a suspect, but is still hasn’t identified who robbed the S Bank on Jan. 2.
The suspect was described as a white man who was wearing a blue zip-up hoody and blue jeans. He had white bandages on nose and chin to conceal his identity.
The man entered the bank, stopped at a public table to write a note and approached a teller. He gave the note, which read “put all the money on the counter now,” to the teller. The teller did as the note said and the suspect fled the scene with several stacks of bills.
Hinesville Police Department Chief of Detectives, Maj. Thomas Cribbs said the FBI out of Savannah suggested talking to Jesup Police, who were investigating a September bank robbery. The suspect of that robbery was also a white male and is still at large.
Jesup investigators said the suspect involved in their bank robbery has been identified as James Preston. It is believed Preston may be connected to the Hinesville Bank Robbery, according to HPD Det. Joshua Heath. However, he learned from GBI that James Preston was an alias taken from the suspect’s roommate when the suspect lived in North Carolina several years back. At this time the true identity of the suspect is unknown.
If anyone has information of Preston's whereabouts, they’re asked contact the HPD at 368-8211 or to call 911.