Police: Armed suspect flees after victim pulls gun during attempted robbery

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Posted at 12:30 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 08:37:20-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - An attempted armed robbery in Thomasville did not go as planned when the intended victim pulled out her own gun and refused to hand over her purse to the would-be robber. 

The Thomasville Police Department says the incident happened Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of SunTrust Bank.

They have now released a sketch of the man believed to be involved.

Police say a black man pulled a gun on a woman who was leaving the bank and demanded she hand over her purse. She refused and presented her own gun. The suspect then ran away and left in his vehicle.

He is said to be a dark complected black male. He appeared to have low cut hair beneath his cap. His height and weight are unknown at this time. 

His vehicle is described as a small silver SUV. He was last seen driving on the pathway between SunTrust and Lowe's in the direction of Smith Avenue.

If you were in that area and noticed anything suspicious, you are asked to call TPD at 229-227-3290 and leave a message with your name and number and any details about the incident.

You can also send them a private message on Facebook.