An Atlanta man was arrested Feb. 28 in connection with an attempted robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank at 5425 Peachtree Boulevard in Chamblee.
Trevor Gladston Jr., 39, of 149 Jefferson Dr., Atlanta, was arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery. Gladston, according to police, handed a teller a note that read, “Give the money now or we start to shoot.” When the teller stepped away from the counter behind the bullet-resistant glass, the suspect left the bank.
Gladston had taken a taxi from the Chamblee MARTA station to the bank and returned to the station in the cab after the robbery attempt. When the taxi arrived at the MARTA station, Gladston told the driver he needed to get money out of his car to pay for the fare. As he walked to his car the taxi driver got suspicious. Thinking Gladston was going to leave, she blocked his car with hers and flagged down a MARTA police officer driving through the parking lot. The MARTA officer, not yet aware of the bank robbery, convinced Gladston to return to the bank so that he could withdraw money to pay the driver. It was during that return trip that a Chamblee officer stopped the taxi.
A line-up was conducted with several bank employees and Gladston was identified as the person that passed the note to the teller. He was arrested and taken to the Chamblee Detention Center. Gladston was to be transferred to the DeKalb County Jail after his first appearance hearing on Feb. 29, according to Chamblee Police.