ST. MARYS — Police are seeking the whereabouts of a man they say robbed the Bank of America branch early Thursday afternoon in St. Marys.

Lt. Shannon Brock, a St. Marys Police spokesman, said the suspect passed a note to a teller demanding cash before fleeing on foot.

The suspect, a white male with short brown hair, a large tattoo in the shape of a cross on the left forearm and wearing a black T-shirt remained at large as of late Thursday afternoon.

Nearly a dozen patrol cars from different law enforcement agencies blocked off access to the bank after the robbery was reported at 1:25 p.m.

The bank is located near a busy shopping center, where many people are constantly walking in and out of a large chain supermarket. Brock said witnesses told investigators the suspect fled on foot, but a news release from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to be on the lookout for a possible getaway vehicle.

The news release, which contained a bank surveillance photo of the suspect passing a note to the teller, described a gold or tan, medium sized four-door vehicle, possibly a Buick, driven by a white female with blonde hair. She was also described as wearing a white shirt or blouse with red writing on the clothing, the Sheriff’s Office release said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the St. Marys Police Department at 882-4488, the Camden County Sheriff’s Office at 729-1442 or the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-5163.