FBI Seeking Assistance in Bank Robbery Investigation

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An investigation into a bank robbery at a Madison County bank has spurred the FBI to seek assistance from the public in catching the unidentified suspect.

According to an article by the Athens Banner-Herald, the FBI recently joined forces with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.

The robbery occurred Monday at the First Madison Bank & Trust in Colbert, according to a news release from the federal agency’s Atlanta office, the ABH reports.

“As part of its investigation, the FBI is asking anyone with information on the robbery to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-8477. The sheriff’s office has previously announced a $2,000 reward for information that will help identify the robber,” the article reads. “The robbery occurred shortly after 1p.m. Monday when a lone black female entered the bank at 5536 Georgia Highway 72 in Colbert and presented a demand note to a teller.”

The robber reportedly took off from the bank with an undisclosed amount of money in a newer model white SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee.

“The robber is described as being in her late 20s to early 30s, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, of average build,” the article reads. “At the time of the robbery, she was wearing black sunglasses, a black baseball hat, white T-shirt and dark pants, and was carrying a small black bag.”

A former Marine who robbed a Colbert bank twice received a life sentence for his crimes in Madison County Superior Court five years ago, according to an article by Madison Journal Today.

Mark Alexander pleaded guilty to the crimes in 2011 toward the end of jury selection prior to his bank robbery trial. He will be eligible for parole in 25 years.

Davis robbed Colbert’s First Citizens Bank in 2010 on July 24 and again on Aug. 27.

Davis pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault in connection to the crimes.

Investigators said Davis, a 20-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Lejuene in North Carolina, committed the crimes while in Madison County visiting family.

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