Location on Joe Frank Harris targeted early Monday morning

Hamilton State Bank robbed


Cartersville Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Mike Bettikofer said that a local bank was robbed early Monday morning.

There was heavy police presence at the Hamilton State Bank location at 922 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville, with the entrances and exits to the building cordoned off.

Bettikofer said that at approximately 9 a.m. a black male entered the bank brandishing what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money.

"The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of currency and is still being sought at this time," Bettikofer said. 

Bettikofer said no fatalities or injuries are reported. 

The suspect is described as about 5'7-5'8 in height and approximately 165-175 pounds.

Bettikofer said the suspect is believed to be between 40-50 years of age.

There are no additional details on the suspect's clothing, nor could Bettikofer say if the suspect fled the scene on foot or in a vehicle.

Late Monday afternoon officials released a still image of the suspect taken from security footage at the bank. The suspect appears to be wearing a black baseball cap and a large black jacket. Neither articles of clothing appear to have any writings or distinctive markings on them.

"No other description or information is available at this time," Bettikofer said. "More information will be released when available."

A police investigation is ongoing. As of Monday evening the suspect remains at large.

Those with information on the case are asked to contact the Cartersville Police Department at (770) 382-2526.