Bank customer robbed at gunpoint downtown

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2005

Suffolk Police are looking for a man who robbed a SunTrust bank customer at gunpoint Wednesday morning.

The woman, who was not identified by police, was about to enter the bank on Main Street around 9:30 a.m. when she was approached by a black male with a handgun, said Suffolk Police Lt. Debbie George, department spokeswoman.

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The commercial customer’s purse and deposit were stolen during the robbery, which occurred just across from the Mills E. Godwin Courts Complex. No injuries were reported.

Described as approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall in his forties with no facial hair, the suspect is believed to have ran down Bank Street, eventually getting into a white Nissan Maximum.

Anyone with information on the case should call the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.