Hattiesburg branch of Bancorp South robbed at gunpoint

Hattiesburg Police are investigating an armed bank robbery.

Today (Wednesday) around noon, at the Bancorp South bank along Hardy Street, Hattiesburg Police responded to a report of a white male who employees said entered the bank, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled the scene on foot headed south through the parking lot.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, clean shaven, about 5 foot 7 inches and around 160 pounds. Witnesses said he was wearing blue jeans, a tan baseball cap, a dark colored shirt, brown jacket, dark shades and camouflage gloves.

Lamar and Forrest County Deputies responded to assist with the investigation. Officers are still combing the area for witnesses, information and the suspect. No one was injured during the incident.