Dunwoody police are still searching for one or possibly more suspects in connection with robberies at a Jett Ferry Road Bank of America on Nov. 12 and a Wachovia bank on Nov. 5. Investigators have not ruled out a link between the two incidents, due to the suspects’ similar appearance and methods in both cases.
According to a police report, a man in his late 20s to early 30s waited in line at the Bank of America and approached the counter with a note demanding money at approximately 11:28 a.m.
After receiving an “undisclosed amount,” he was last seen running through the bank parking lot. Officials were unsure if the man was armed, as video footage does not give any indication. Released images of the incident show the suspect wearing a light blue Nike baseball hat, sunglasses and a green plaid shirt. The suspect at one robbery was described as wearing light colored blue jeans; at another he was described as wearing sweat pants.
A note was also involved in the Wachovia robbery, where no weapon was seen or used by a suspect who physically looked the same in surveillance footage and wore a similar cover up of a hat and sunglasses. The most distinct difference from the second robberies was the time of the incident, which occurred shortly before the bank’s closing time of 5 p.m.
“It’s a possibility [the two are linked],” said Officer William Furman. “The only thing is the clarity of the pictures, so we can’t make a 100 percent connection.”
Calls to both banks asking for further details of the incident, such as the exact amount the suspect received and if he had made threats, were not returned. Furthermore, footage did not reveal how the man escaped and if he had assistance. The Bank of America robbery was the fourth investigated by Dunwoody police since the department’s inception in April.
Anyone who can identify the suspect or has further information is requested to contact Det. Curtis Clifton at (678) 382-6912.