• Accused Lake City bank robber gave drivers license to manager, police say


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    According to the Lake City Police Department, a man made a series of mistakes while robbing a Columbia County bank on Monday. 

    According to a news release, Donald Towns, 41, walked out of the Renasant Bank with $1,200 in cash on Monday morning after appearing to show a concealed firearm. He told bank employees he would kill them if they called police, he Lake City Police Department said. 

    Towns was arrested 36 minutes after the robbery. Police said Towns said he wanted to open a bank account, and when asked, provided a drivers license to the bank manager, which was photocopied. 

    Towns had given the bank manager a note that stated that he had a gun. Police later discovered the note was written on the back of a medical discharge note, which had Towns' name on it. 

    The suspect was located a short distance from the bank and taken to the Columbia County Jail. 

    He is being held without bond.



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