(PresidentialWire.com)- This week the FBI announced that is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect who, on the Monday before Thanksgiving, robbed a Georgia credit union and shot an employee.
On Monday, November 22, police responded to the Robins Financial Credit Union in Warner Robins, Georgia after receiving a call of a robbery and a person shot.
According to Warner Robins Police Chief John Wagner, shortly before the call, police responded to a private home less than one mile from the credit union after a male suspect kicked in the front door and demanded the keys to a vehicle parked in front of the house.
The suspect, who was described as wearing a ski mask, white T-shirt, and khaki pants, got the keys and fled in the homeowner’s Nissan Sentra.
Just three minutes later, the police received the report of a robbery and shooting at Robins Financial Credit Union.
Wagner said a man fitting the same description as the suspect in the home invasion, entered the credit union and demanded money from the tellers. When the suspect attempted to jump the counter, his gun went off and a male teller was hit. It was unclear at the time whether the suspect intended to shoot the teller or if his gun went off accidentally.
The suspect then ran out of the credit union with an unspecified amount of money, fleeing the scene in the Nissan Sentra stolen earlier. The vehicle was recovered about thirty minutes later at an apartment complex off North Lake Drive. The K-9 unit was brought in and the area searched, but the suspect was not found.
By evening, investigators still had not been able to identify the alleged bank robber.
The teller shot in the robbery was hospitalized and listed in critical condition.
In its press release announcing the $5,000 reward, the FBI offered additional details about the suspect, describing him as a black male with a slender build, between 5-foot-5-inches and 5-foot-seven-inches tall. In addition to the black mask, white T-shirt, and khakis, the FBI reported that the suspect wore gray shoes and carried a black and gray drawstring bag.