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Armed robbery occurs outside bank

An armed robbery occurred at the BB&T Bank on Broad Street Thursday before 10:30 p.m. According to a LaGrange Police Department press release, a man was driving his girlfriend to the bank to make a money drop for her job.

When they pulled up to the drop box, an unknown African American man wearing a hoodie over his head and a black ski mask approached the vehicle.

The man told police the suspect pointed a handgun and demanded money.

The woman gave the suspect the money bag, which had an undisclosed amount of currency according to the police report.

The suspect then fled on foot.

Anyone who knows about the robbery is encouraged to call the Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000 or the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603.