Athens police investigating robbery at First National Bank branch on Hwy 72

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Athens bank robbery suspect

ATHENS, Ala. – The First National Bank branch at the intersection of Hwy 72 and Lindsey Lane was robbed Tuesday afternoon, a city of Athens spokesperson said.

City of Athens Communications Specialist Holly Hollman said a man robbed the bank just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.  The suspect is described as a tall man wearing a light-colored button-down shirt, blue jeans, and a black hat with a red bill.

The suspect was last seen running toward the Lindsay Shopping Center.

Hollman said search dogs and a helicopter are being used as a part of the search for the suspect.

WHNT News 19 has a crew on the way to the scene. We will update you here, on-air, and on social media when we learn more.