The FBI is asking area residents to help authorities find and arrest the man responsible for robbing the Midway branch of the Heritage Bank Wednesday morning.
According to a statement from Gregory Jones, special agent in charge with the Atlanta FBI, a man wearing a motorcycle helmet and carrying a book bag walked into the bank at about 10 a.m. and approached a teller as if to make a transaction.
"Instead, he placed the book bag on the counter and ordered the victim teller to put money in the bag," the release said. "As the teller was retrieving money from his teller drawer, the robber placed a black semi-automatic pistol on the counter and told the teller he was sorry."
Witnesses did not see a motorcycle leave the area, nor was one heard.
The FBI is now looking for the man who witnesses say is white, in his mid 20s, 5'5" to 5'9", about 150 lbs, and was wearing a black pullover, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, and black gloves.
Anyone with information should call the FBI at (912) 232-3716 or Crime Stoppers at 877-691-8899 or (912) 234-2020. The Liberty County Sheriff's Department is also accepting information and can be reached at 876-4555.
Jim Floyd Jr., Heritage's chairman and CEO, has not confirmed how much money was taken. He did say no employees were injured.
“[Wednesday] morning there was an incident at our Midway branch. Thankfully, all of our employees are safe. They followed the security measures in place and handled the situation like the true professionals they are,” Floyd said.
Ron Boccio, an employee from the Do it Best Hardware Store next to the bank said he was working when the incident happened.
“It happened probably around 10:15 or 10:25,” Boccio said. “I didn’t hear anything. All I saw was the Midway Police when they came.”