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FNB suspect charged in Concord bank robberies

The man charged with last week’s robbery of an FNB branch in Griffin has now been charged with two similar robberies at a bank in Concord. William Lee Hunt Jr., 27, of Woodbury in neighboring Meriwether County is charged with multiple robbery counts. Pike County investigators obtained two armed robbery arrest warrants for Hunt charging him with two holdups at the First Bank of Pike in Concord last year, sheriff Jimmy Thomas said. Those robberies occurred on September 30 and November 24. The sheriff noted his detectives worked with Griffin police and the FBI after a similar bank robbery occurred at the First National Bank in Griffin on Thursday, Oct. 1. In the Griffin incident, Hunt allegedly exchanged gunfire with a bank employee. No one was hurt in the Concord heists. ”The suspect’s vehicle was recovered (the day after the Griffin robbery), after being reported by a neighbor, parked behind a vacant residence in Spalding County,” Thomas said. “At the time of the vehicle’s recovery evidence relating to the armed robberies in Pike County was found.” Investigators obtained a search warrant for Hunt’s Woodbury home and captured him inside. ”Additional evidence relating to his involvement in the bank robberies was also recovered from his residence,” Thomas said.

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