A man allegedly used a hand grenade to rob a Wells Fargo bank on Jimmy Carter Boulevard near Norcross on Tuesday morning.
And a day later, police were still searching for the suspect who they said robbed at least two other banks within a week.
Tuesday’s robbery happened around 9:15 a.m. when a well-dressed man approached the teller’s counter and presented a note demanding money, according to Gwinnett County police.
“He then produced an object that appeared to be a hand grenade,” police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said. “Once the suspect had received money from the teller, he fled the scene on foot.”
Police said they don’t know whether the grenade was real or a fake.
Police and federal agents believe the suspect committed two other robberies of Wells Fargo banks in the past week, one on Aug. 27 in Doraville and the other on Thursday in Buckhead. Police said he also used a hand grenade in the Buckhead robbery.
The suspect is described as a well-dressed black male who is about 6-foot-5 with a thin-build. During Tuesday’s robbery, he wore a black button-up shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses and a straw fedora.
Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Anyone with information should contact Gwinnett police at (770) 513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (404) 557-8477.
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