Our network

$25K Reward Offered in Metro Area Bank Robberies | News

Title (Max 100 Characters)

$25K Reward Offered in Metro Area Bank Robberies
News

NORCROSS, GA -- The FBI is looking for the public's help in tracking down two armed robbers and a driver who held up a Chase Bank branch in Norcross Thursday afternoon.

According to an FBI release, the gunmen entered the Chase Bank branch at 1250 Tech Drive in Norcross at about 12:40 p.m., and forced customers to lie on the floor. The pair did not get any bank money according to the release. They fled in a gold Kia Spectra, which police found in an area behind the bank. The car had been reported stolen in DeKalb County on Wednesday.

The first robber was described as a black male, 20-to-30 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 inches in height; the second was a black male, 20-to-25 years in age and 6 feet tall. The driver of the getaway car was also described as a black male.

FBI officilas said the robbery was similar to several other Metro Atlanta robberies, including:

7/27/10 Wachovia, Clairmont Rd, Atlanta/Dekalb County, GA. Two black males, wigs, guns, takeover style.

7/30/10 Chase Bank, 5552 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA. Four males entered the bank, demanded money; two of the males were armed with pistols and a third was armed with an assault rifle; described as black males, wearing dark clothing and ski masks; ranged in height from 5'5" - 5'10".

8/16/10 Wachovia Bank, 3374 Holcomb Bridge Rd., (Holcomb Corners) Norcross, GA. Two black males, wearing wigs, displaying guns, take-over style robbery.

8/20/10 Chase Bank, 1050 E. Piedmont Rd. (Piedmont Commons), Marietta, GA. Two black males, armed take-over style robbery, wearing masks, no wigs.

8/25/10 Wachovia Bank, 1280 Dogwood Rd, Conyers, GA. Two black males, wearing wigs, displaying guns, take-over robbery.

8/26/10 BB&T, Covington, GA. One black male, take-over style robbery, stolen silver Lexus recovered.

8/27/10 Chase Bank, 2079 S. Hairston Rd. (Hairston Crossing) Decatur, GA. Two black males, guns displayed, take-over style robbery, no wigs.

9/8/10 Wachovia Bank, located at 3520 Centerville Highway, Snellville, Georgia

Wells Fargo is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bank robberies. Anyone with information about this or any of the related bank robberies is asked to call the Atlanta FBI office at 404-679-9000.

News

Decatur Deals