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Police identify Athens bank robbery suspect

9:45 PM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
  • Police in Athens said they are looking for a man they said robbed a bank branch inside a Walmart store on Lexington Road.
  • Police in Athens said they are looking for a man they said robbed a bank branch inside a Walmart store on Lexington Road.
    
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Police in Athens have identified a man they said robbed a bank branch inside a Walmart store on Lexington Road.

According to police, Michael Owen Watson, 42, robbed the Oconee State Bank at about 10:50 Friday morning.

At the time of the robbery, Watson was described as a white male in his 50s, standing about 5-food-10 to 6-feet tall and weighing 180 to 220 pounds.

They said he had dark hair with some gray at the temples, and was wearing dark clothing and dark sunglasses.

Anyone with any further  information about Watson is asked to call Detective Charles Ivey at 706-613-3888 x337. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 706-613-3342.

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