ATLANTA – The FBI is seeking the location of a bank robber who is believed to be responsible for bank robberies in Athens and Conyers.
Police have charged 58-year-old Frank Douglas with bank robbery in connection to one that occurred in the city of North Augusta, South Carolina on November 27. He is also a suspect in two bank robberies in Georgia.
Douglas was recently released from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons on September 29, according to a FBI press release.
On November 30 just after noon, a black male robbed the BB&T on GA-20 SE in Conyers. The FBI said the suspect passed a demand note to the teller and left with an undisclosed amount of money.
A few days later on December 5 around 2:30 p.m., a black male robbed the Bank of America on Gaines School Road in Athens. The suspect also passed a demand note to the teller and fled with money.
In the release, the FBI stated during both incidents the suspect alleged he had a gun and threatened to shoot the bank employees if they did not comply.
While a gun was never presented during the two robberies, law enforcement considers the suspect to be armed and dangerous. The FBI said anyone who encounters him should use caution.
The release stated Douglas is known to stay at budget hotels and motels near the interstate under fake names. He is also known to frequent homeless shelters.
Douglas is a 5’10” black male and weighs around 175.
This is a joint investigation between Athens-Clarke County Police (706-613-3330), Conyers Police (770-483-6600) and the FBI (770-216-3000). Any information you might have, you can contact the respected departments.