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Police capture Texan who allegedly robbed Chase Bank from drive-thru in Forsyth

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A man, who allegedly robbed a Chase Bank branch from the drive-through lane was arrested after he ran out of gas on Tuesday in Forsyth County. And police have identified him as a Texan.

Stephen C. Plunkett, 39, of Dallas, was arrested around 10:45 p.m. on Ga. 400 and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. And officials said more charges are pending.

Plunkett is also a likely suspect in several attempted armed robberies in nearby Gwinnett and DeKalb counties, as well as many similar crimes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Forsyth County News reported.

The bank robbery happened shortly before 11:20 a.m. on April 9 at the Chase branch at 1710 Buford Hwy., Rainwater said.

Investigators said a man driving a black 4-door 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Genesis robbed the bank in the drive-through lane.

Maj. Rick Doyle told the paper there is enough evidence, including fingerprints, found at the scene of the bank robbery to link Plunkett to the crime even if he doesn't confess.

However, he added that it is “probably going to take several weeks of investigating to [tie] him” to other incidents, including three successful robberies and one failed attempt in Texas, as well as the three others in Georgia, which were all unsuccessful.

Deputies were able to arrest Plunkett after learning that the brand-new black Chevrolet Silverado truck that Plunkett was driving had run out of gas for a second time on the highway as he traveled north to the home he was renting with his girlfriend near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth, the paper reported.

Plunkett, who is also wanted in Texas, remained in the Forsyth County jail Wednesday without bond.



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