Police release sketch of robber

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Police on Monday released a sketch of the suspect who allegedly robbed the Bank of America in downtown Suffolk last week.

The black man went into the bank in the 200 block of West Washington Street on Thursday and gave the teller a note demanding money, said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department. He left the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one was injured during the incident, she said.

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The suspect is described as in his early 20s, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and 150 to 160 pounds. He has a thin build and was wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and a beanie-type hat.

Police are asking that anyone that may have information on this incident call the Suffolk Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.