Updated 4:57 p.m., Sept. 4
Police detectives have identified the suspect as Jeremy Thompson. He is described as a 28-year-old black male. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall and 180 pounds. Thompson remains at large.
Updated 6:30 p.m.
FBI released surveillance photos of the suspect, who is also wanted for robberies at Wells Fargo locations in Doraville (Aug. 27) and Buckead (Aug. 29).
He is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911.
Updated, 3:30 p.m.
Police and the FBI believe the suspect robbed Wells Fargo banks in Doraville and Buckhead in the past week.
information should contact Gwinnett County Police Robbery Unit detectives at 770-513-5300
or call Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS (8477).
A man who may have been holding a
hand grenade is suspected in the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank location on
Jimmy Carter Boulevard Tuesday morning, Sept. 3.
Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said in an email alert that the bank at 6155 Jimmy Carter Boulevard was robbed of an unknown amount of cash around 9:15 a.m.
The suspect is described by police as a “black male, dark-skinned, very tall [about 6-5] with a thin build,” according to Smith’s email.
Described as well-dressed, the man handed a note to the teller demanding money. “He then produced an object that appeared to be a hand grenade,” Smith said in the email. The suspect fled on foot.
According to police, the man wore a black button-up shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses, and a white fedora.
Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the robber.
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