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Man robs Wells Fargo Bank by holding woman at knife point in Atlanta

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A bank robber, angry that he was receiving five and ten dollar bills, held a knife on a woman and threatened to harm her if he did not get larger denominations.

The robbery happed around 10 a.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo Bank at 2280 Cascade Road, according to Atlanta police.

Investigators said the man entered the bank and handed a note to one of the tellers, demanding that she handed over one-hundred dollar bills. Police said the note also included a threat:

“Don’t make me hurt you.”

But the teller gave only five and 10 dollar bills, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

“This angered the subject,” Sgt. Lyon said. “He grabbed a woman from the customer service desk and held a knife to her side while exclaiming he would kill her if he wasn’t given the proper denominations.”

The teller complied and the subject fled the scene on foot. No one was injured in the incident.

Officials said most bank robbers used weapons or a note. It's rare that someone used both. And according to federal statistics, bank robbers tend to use notes more frequently that they do notes.

The subject is described as a dark-skinned black man who stands between 5 foot, 8 inch and 5 foot, 9 inch tall 5'8” to 5'9” and weighs 140 to 170 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at (404) 577-8477, or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Tipsters can remain anonymous and are eligible for the reward of up to $2,000 for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.

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