A bank robbery suspect who left behind cash along his escape route has been identified by police.
Cartersville Police Department assumed the investigation into the Tuesday morning robbery of Renasant Bank, 420 Old Mill Road, after authorities were called at 9:23 a.m. The suspect — described as a 6-foot black male wearing all black and a black beanie cap with a mask over a portion of his face, weighing about 165 pounds — walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller before jumping on the counter and taking cash from the drawer. He fled on foot toward Highway 113.
“The only information I have at this time is that investigators have a possible suspect in mind. They are working with law enforcement authorities in Polk County and Villa Rica as the suspect may have been involved in armed robberies in those locations,” CPD Public Information Officer Capt. Mark Camp said.
The suspect is believed to be from Polk County, according to Camp.
Authorities on Tuesday pulled surveillance from businesses in the area, including the bank’s security footage. Authorities have not released any still images from that footage.
Personnel from Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, CPD and Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, including that agency’s K-9 unit, canvassed nearby businesses and apartment complexes Tuesday, but no evidence other than loose currency was located.
“It is believed he was driving a vehicle but fled form the bank on foot to wherever he had parked the vehicle,” Camp said.
Camp said no information was available on whether fingerprints were recovered, whether the suspect had an accomplice or what surveillance may have provided to authorities. He also said no information was available on whether it was possible the suspect had an accomplice and how much cash was taken from the bank.