A man wearing a ski mask robbed a BB&T bank Tuesday afternoon, Columbus police said.
No customers were in the bank at the time and no one was injured, Lt. Lynn Joiner said.
The suspect entered the bank at 1326 13th St. at 4:25 p.m. holding a chrome, semi-automatic pistol, the lieutenant said.
“He went straight to the teller,” he added. “He just came in the door, went straight to the counter and went over it.”
The suspect told employees to get down, but said nothing else. After filling a bag he brought with cash, he left. The suspect was in the bank for minutes only, Joiner said.
No shots were fired.
The suspect is male, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot and has a medium build. He wore a black ski mask, light brown or tan suit jacket, lighter colored khaki pants and black shoes. He left in a small silver or gray four-door vehicle, possibly a Honda Civic, that may have tinted windows, police said.
The suspect headed east on 13th Street toward Lakebottom Park, Joiner said.
Columbus police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are involved in the case. Anyone with information should contact police at 706-653-3400.