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Bank bandit sought
Authorities: Suspect has struck 4 times
bank robbery suspect
Surveillance footage shows a suspect robbing a bank in Johns Creek. - photo by Submitted


Anyone with information on the bank robbery suspect or crimes, should call Johns Creek detectives at (678) 4747-1610 or e-mail the Crime Tip Helpline at

Area law enforcement officials are asking for help in finding a man they say has attempted to rob four banks in three counties over the past two months.

Johns Creek police alerted residents to be on the lookout Sept. 24, when a man robbed the Bank of America on Medlock Bridge Road, not far from the Forsyth-Fulton county line.

“We need the public’s help in identifying the person in this picture,” said Sgt. Derrick Wilson, lead detective on the Johns Creek case.

“Johns Creek police are working closely together with Gwinnett, Forsyth and other law enforcement agencies to find this individual.”

The Johns Creek incident followed an unsuccessful robbery Sept. 23 in Gwinnett County.

Prior to that, authorities say, the same man is believed to have robbed the Wachovia Bank at Johns Creek Parkway in Forsyth County on Sept. 7.

The first robbery dates back to Aug. 10, when the man struck at a SunTrust Bank in Gwinnett County.

The suspect in the series of robbberies is described in reports as a black man, about 5 feet 4 inches tall with a thin build.

In at least two of the crimes, the suspect was reported to have passed a note to the teller stating he was robbing the bank.