Renesant bank robber identified

By: 
Josh Presley
News Reporter

West Point Police Department investigators have identified the main suspect in the July 27 robbery of Renesant Bant on East Main Street.
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.
WPPD have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Titus Jeshua Lamb, according to a statement released to media Wednesday.
"The fact that it has been almost a month since the robbery occurred (before identification of the suspect) is due to the fact that critical information pertinent to the case was still being examined," West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley said. "Now we're confident we have enough (evidence) to make an arrest in this case."
Lamb was described as 6 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs 180 pounds. According to the media release, WPPD believed he was in the greater Atlanta area, and declined to comment on whether he had ties to the West Point community or Golden Triangle region.

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