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Police, deputies looking for Hephzibah bank robbery suspects

Police say the suspects fled from a vehicle on Wilson Road. (Source: Amber Grigley / WFXG) Police say the suspects fled from a vehicle on Wilson Road. (Source: Amber Grigley / WFXG)
Later in the afternoon, one of the suspects was spotted again and fled into some woods off Peach Orchard Road. (Source: Amber Grigley / WFXG) Later in the afternoon, one of the suspects was spotted again and fled into some woods off Peach Orchard Road. (Source: Amber Grigley / WFXG)
HEPHZIBAH, GA (WFXG) -

A Hephzibah bank was robbed Friday for the fourth time since 2013.

"We're trying to close in the gaps and hopefully we can locate them shortly," said Lt. Robby Silas, with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

The call came in around 10 a.m. Friday. Two men fully covered entered the Southern Bank off Highway 88 in Hephzibah, robbed the bank at gunpoint and took off.

"Times like this, we want to use our resources and helicopters and resources we have here in Richmond County, of course they came from Kennesaw, Georgia but they are on the scene as well," Silas said. 

Multiple agencies assisted in the search. Hephzibah Chief Dwayne Flowers said he saw the suspects in a getaway car, along with a third person.

"They left in the vehicle, and we recovered the vehicle," Silas said. "They abandoned it on Wilson Road and ran into a wooded area after they crashed."

After searching for hours around the perimeter of Highway 88 and Mims Road, officials saw one of the suspects run into the woods, leading officials off Highway 25 and Peach Orchard Road.

"They are armed and dangerous," Silas said. "Don't approach them call 911, let us know and give us an accurate description. We have some of the clothing that they wore, they discarded, so there's no telling what they're wearing now."

The manhunt lasted about eight hours. None of the suspects have been taken into custody.

Three Richmond County schools were on soft lockdown for most of Friday: Hephzibah Elementary, Hephzibah Middle and Hephzibah High.

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