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Police seeking bank robber
Same location robbed in September

COVINGTON - The Covington Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a man who they say robbed a local bank Monday afternoon.

According to Lt. Wendell Wagstaff, spokesman for the CPD, the robber, who is described as a white man with blonde hair and wearing a beige jacket, walked into the First Georgia Community Bank located in the Newton Plaza shopping center on U.S. Highway 278 about 4:10 p.m. and passed the teller an index card demanding money.

The robber, who was also wearing clear, latex gloves, sunglasses and a hat, took an undisclosed amount of cash and walked out. Wagstaff said that he never brandished a weapon and that he brought his own white grocery bag for carrying the cash.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene eastbound on U.S. 278 in a silver Nissan Altima with a red and white drive out tag. Police say he may have been wearing a wig.

This is the same bank that was robbed by the "Grandpa Bandit" in September.

Authorities ask that anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the suspects call the CPD at 770-786-7605. Tips can be given to the CPD anonymously by visiting their Web site at www.covingtonpolice.com and clicking on "contact us" and then "secret witness."

Joel Griffin can be reached at joel.griffin@newtoncitizen.com