Crime

Bicycle serves as getaway vehicle for Perry bank robber

A man who allegedly robbed the CB&T Bank at 916 Main St. on Tuesday made his getaway on foot and on a bicycle, police said.

The unarmed man entered the bank about 1 p.m. and handed a bank teller a note that demanded money, said Perry police Capt. Heath Dykes.

The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank, then got on a bicycle he had stashed nearby and pedaled down Courtney Hodges Boulevard toward Big Indian Creek, Dykes said. The man abandoned the bicycle and fled on foot into the woods, Dykes said.

Authorities set up a perimeter and searched for the man with the help of police dogs and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter, but the suspect remained at large Tuesday.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 170 pounds, with facial hair, Dykes said. The man wore a long-sleeved camouflage shirt, dark-colored shorts and a baseball cap during the robbery. The discarded camouflage shirt was recovered by police, Dykes said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dykes or detective Chris Sutcliff at (478) 988-2824.

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