Saturday, May 30, 2009
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CONYERS - A lone suspect who resembles suspects in other metro area bank robberies handed a note demanding cash to a teller at a Wachovia on Tuesday and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.Conyers Police Department Lt. Jackie Dunn said the suspect entered Wachovia at 1280 Dogwood Drive shortly before noon through the front door."He delivered a note to the teller demanding money, was given monies and fled on foot," Dunn said. "We canvassed and looked at area video surveillance and saw him run through Conyers Plaza to the point of the driveway that runs between Don Tello's and Office Depot."From that point, Dunn said there was no more video of the suspect and it was unclear if he left in a vehicle or on foot. The video was obtained from area store surveillance cameras, he said.Dunn said there were several customers in the bank at the time of the robbery. The suspect did not display a weapon, and no one was injured in the incident, he said.The suspect took the money and concealed it in his clothing, Dunn said, adding that a dye pack was included with the cash."He did take the dye pack, so there should have been some red smoke releasing at some point," Dunn said.The suspect, who Dunn said appeared to be a black man with a couple days of beard growth, is described as 5 feet, 7 inches to 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hat, a black jacket and blue jeans and had a pinstriped shirt draped around his neck like a towel.Dunn said the Conyers Police Department is working with other agencies on the case."We've already communicated with the FBI," Dunn said. "We'll take the lead since it's not an armed robbery and they will provide assistance to us."Anyone with information about this incident or other suspicious activity is asked to call the Conyers Police Department at 770-483-6600. Anonymous tips can be left at 770-483-TIPS (8477) or online by clicking on "Eye on Conyers" on the city's Web site, www.conyersga.com.In other news, Conyers police are looking for suspects who robbed a man of $400 cash in a marijuana buy that went wrong.According to Dunn, a 27-year-old Conyers man called police to Adcock Circle to report that he had been robbed. Police determined that the story the man was telling was untrue and took him to the Police Department for questioning.Police were able to determine that the man had actually gone to the Hunting Creek subdivision to buy some marijuana, Dunn said. However, the transaction did not go as the man had planned and the sellers allegedly took his money at gunpoint without giving him the marijuana. The man told police that he was robbed by three to four suspects.Dunn said charges are pending against the 27-year-old.