UPDATE: West Point bank robbed Monday

By: 
Josh Presley
News Reporter

The West Point Police Department is investigating an alleged robbery from Monday afternoon at Renesant Bank on East Main Street in West Point.
According to a statement released to media, about 2 p.m. Monday, WPPD officers were dispatched to Renesant Bank on the corner of East Main Street and Eshman Avenue in reference to a robbery. Officers from WPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Department arrived minutes later, but according to the statement, the suspect had already fled the scene.
According to the release, a bank teller said that a 6-foot black man entered the bank and placed a note on the counter demanding money. The teller then opened the cash drawer and the suspect reached across the counter and started grabbing bills. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money from the bank, and left out the back door heading north.
According to the report, the teller did not see a weapon, and at least one customer was inside the bank during the incident.
The teller said the suspect had a light complexion, and wore red shorts and a gray shirt, along with a multi-colored backpack.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said bank staff and patrons were "visibly shaken" from the incident, but that no one was injured.
He said the investigation was ongoing, and that the FBI had been notified of the robbery and may be asked to assist. Anyone with any information may call WPPD at 494-1244 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151.
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