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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

FBI Seeks Assistance Locating Bank Robbery Suspects



ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Brian D. Lamkin, FBI Atlanta, requests the assistance of the public in identifying and locating the individuals believed to be responsible for a series of armed bank robberies within the Metro Atlanta area.

On Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at approximately 3:15 p.m., a lone black male entered the BB&T Bank branch located at 2480 Dallas Highway in Marietta, Georgia, brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun, and announced a robbery. After jumping over the teller counter and obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the robber was observed departing the bank in an older model Buick Park Avenue sedan, silver or light grey in color. The robber was described as being in his early to mid 20s, 5’9” in height, with a slender build, two tattoos on his left arm, and wearing long dreadlocks.

Prior to that robbery, bank surveillance photos were obtained at a PNC Bank nearby and taken less than an hour before the above robbery. Investigators are confident that the individual in those photos depict the robber in this and two previous Atlanta area armed bank robberies.

On Monday, August 20, 2012, at approximately 4:40 p.m., three black males armed with handguns entered the PNC Bank branch located at 2390 Mount Vernon Road in Dunwoody, Georgia. After forcing bank employees behind the counter, the robbers obtained an undisclosed amount of money and departed the bank without further incident.

Suspect 1: Black male, 20s, with dreadlocks, wearing a purple sweatshirt, white T-shirt, and blue jeans.

Suspect 2: Black male, 20s, short hair, wearing a gray sweatshirt and a white scarf over his face.

Suspect 3: Black male, 20s, wearing a black hood over his head, blue jeans, white sneakers, and a dark-colored sweatshirt.

On Thursday, August 9, 2012, at approximately 3:50 p.m., two black males entered the Fifth Third Bank branch at 2555 Piedmont Road, Suite 110 in Atlanta, Georgia, and announced a robbery. One of the robbers was displaying a silver or gray semi-automatic handgun. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, both robbers fled on foot.

The first robber, displaying a handgun, is described as a black male, late teens or early 20s in age, 5’9”-5’10” in height, slender build, wearing a red ball cap and a dark-colored, hooded-style jacket. The second robber is described as a black male, early 20s in age, medium build, wearing a dark- or black-colored jacket.

The FBI has placed the latest photo of this armed robber on Atlanta area digital billboards in an expanded effort to get him quickly identified and apprehended.

Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact Crime Stoppers at tel. (404) 577-8477. There is a reward posted of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) involved in this matter.

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