Updated: Bank Robber Said He Had a Gun
Cartersville police say the man held up United Community Bank, but was apprehended a short time later.
Updated Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.
Police released additional details on the alleged bank robbery in the form of an incident report, which is attached to this article.
According to the report, the suspected bank robber, 46-year-old Ivory Alonzo Brooks of 851 Cass-White Road, Apt. 300, Cartersville, walked out of the bank with $6,000.
A teller told police Brooks produced a note reading, "I have a gun no dye packs
all $20 and 100." He allegedly placed the money in a grocery bag, then in his left front pocket, where police say they found the full amount.
After bank employees called 911 and the information was distributed via the police scanner, a Bartow sheriff's deputy spotted Brooks in the parking lot of QuikTrip walking toward Grassdale and Clubview. He—and his distinctive hat—had been captured on surveillance footage at the bank.
Updated Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.
Updated 1:20 p.m.
Police arrested 46-year-old Ivory Brooks of Cartersville in connection with the robbery of United Community Bank. While the robber allegedly presented a note demanding money from tellers, formal charges against Brooks are pending.
Cartersville police released this statement on the incident:
The United Community Bank at 1320 Joe Frank Harris Parkway was robbed today at approximately 12:24 p.m. by a black male subject who presented a note during the robbery demanding money from bank tellers. An undetermined amount of money was taken, and the suspect left the bank on foot with the money.
Cartersville Police officers and Bartow County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area. Within minutes of the robbery, officers located the suspect at the QuikTrip gas station at 1364 Joe Frank Harris Parkway and took him into custody.
The suspect, identified as Ivory Brooks, 46, of Cartersville, was arrested and charges are pending. Cartersville police continue to investigate the incident.
One man has been arrested in an allged bank robbery on Highway 41 near Grassdale in Cartersville.
Police are expected soon to release more information.
Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted the police.