Friday, August 19, 2011

Bank Near Publix Robbed

Photo Courtesy of Atlanta Journal Constitution
By Marcus K. Garner
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Police already had reason to be on alert for the getaway car in Friday's brazen Dunwoody bank robbery.
The silver Mitsubishi Galant had been taken from its owner at gunpoint earlier that morning in Sandy Springs, police say.

According to police reports, around 1 a.m., the owner pulled up to the mailboxes at the Harbor Pointe Apartments and was approached by a man asking him, "Where is the Taco Bell?"
"When the victim got out of his car, a guy walked up and took it from him at gunpoint," Sandy Springs police spokesman Lt. Keith Zgonc said.
The bandit, described as a dark-skinned black man with a goatee, wearing a black T-shirt and blue jean shorts, standing 6-feet-tall and weighing about 190 pounds, pointed the gun at the victim and told him to run.
Police say two men used that same car -- with Georgia license tag BUV-2115 -- to escape following the late-morning bank robbery.
The pair robbed the Chase Bank at 5552 Dunwoody Village Parkway shortly after 11 a.m.
At the bank, two masked men entered waiving guns and ordered the tellers and customers inside to branch -- about eight people in all -- to the floor, according to one witness.
Before leaving, at least one of the masked bandits fired two shots into the ceiling, Dunwoody police spokeswoman Officer Kelly Boyer said. Police have not determined why the shots were fired, and no one was injured.
Boyer said the men left in the stolen Mitsubishi headed toward Sandy Springs.
The suspects were described as black males, one wearing a black T shirt and blue jeans, and the other wearing all black. One of them also had a towel wrapped around his head, Boyer said.
Area police are on the lookout for the vehicle.
Police are asking anyone with information on the robbery to call Dunwoody police Det. Andrew Thompson at 678-382-6921.

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