News Nearby: Bank Robber Says He Has Bomb

Gwinnett County Police spokesman says the suspect gave the teller a note saying he wanted money and that he had a bomb.

Gwinnett County Police are looking for a man who is suspected of robbing a Chase Bank Monday, Feb. 18, after threatening that he had a bomb.

According to a press release emailed Tuesday afternoon, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said the robbery was reported at the Chase Bank at 3780 Old Norcross Road around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

"The suspect gave a note to a teller indicating that he had a bomb and wanted money," Smith wrote.

The suspect is described as an average-built white male in his late 40s or early 50s wearing blue jeans, tab jacket and black knit cap. (See photo attached to this file).

Smith said the suspect fled on foot with a small amount of cash. No vehicle was seen.

If you have seen the suspect or know anything about the crime, contact the GCPD Robbery Unit detectives at 770-513-5300, or Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS (8477).

William H. Weresch February 21, 2013 at 01:24 AM
February 18th was President's Day. Weren't all the financial institutions closed as the stock market was. Something sounds fishy here.


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