PHOTO: St. Johns County deputies searching for bank robbery suspect

Jacksonville, FL — The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office is asking the community to be on alert, as they search for a bank robbery suspect.

According to deputies, they were called about a robbery at the Ameris Bank on US 1 South, just after 12:30 PM, Friday afternoon.

Deputies say the suspect is accused of showing the teller a black hand gun and then demanding money. After getting cash, we're told he then fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a white man with gray hair. Deputies say he was last seen wearing an aqua blue fishing shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses, and a white hat with 'Gators' on it.

If you know who this suspect is or you see him somewhere, deputies say do not approach him. Instead, call 911 immediately.

Deputies say he made some despondent comments while in the bank, but did not elaborate further.

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW - BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT WANTED: Deputies responded to a hold up call at the Ameris Bank on US-1 South...

Posted by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Friday, July 12, 2019

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