Publix Suntrust Robbed, Decatur & DeKalb Police Looking For Suspect

Kathy forwards this note from the CGLNA listserv…

Hi everyone;

I was just driving to my mother’s house down Superior and saw lots of Decatur Police cars. Then a DeKalb County police car motioned for me to pull over. She asked me if I had seen a black man wearing a tan hat and white shirt. . . I said I had not. She said he had just robbed the SunTrust at Publix and that they know he is in the neighborhood behind the shopping center but can’t find him. I asked if he was armed and she said no. I asked if anyone had been hurt and she said no. She said the helicopter is also in the neighborhood looking for him.

Just wanted you to know if case you see anyone with this description.

Also, please keep doors locked!

I’ll see what kind of details I can get from DPD.

27 thoughts on “Publix Suntrust Robbed, Decatur & DeKalb Police Looking For Suspect”


  1. Oh no! The officer mentioned the supect’s race! Brace yourselves for another Gates event!

    A joke.

    But I am curious how he robbed a bank without a weapon. Pointing his finger inside a jacket pocket?

  2. When a bank robber says he has a weapon, or passes a note indicating that he has a weapon, it’s best to believe him and do as he says. Been there done that several times.

  3. I was wondering about that…I heard the copter hovering off in that direction…figured something was going on.

  4. This is one of the best uses of the blog–warnings of immediate dangers. There’s no code red alert for stuff like this like for tornado warnings. For those of us within hiking distance of Publix, we’ll keep the doors locked and kids in view until we hear the all clear. We should do that all the time but it’s easy to get lax in Mayberry, I mean Decatur.

  5. Thanks for the heads up.
    If I may make a small suggestion to DM…with posts like this, would it be possible to put a time stamp somewhere in the original post?

  6. When I left work at 2:00, I saw the helicopters hovering and wondered what was up, so before that, obviously.
    Thanks for the heads up!

  7. Oh my god – my baby and I were shopping in that Publix at 1:30! If helicopters were up by 2:00, I must have just missed it. How scary!

    1. Okay…way off topic…but I completely agree! We shop at the big Kroger out of town now…save 20 bucks a trip easy.

      back to topic. Did they catch the bozo?

    2. Ok, you now have the title of Coolest Blog Name!

      Kroger is cheaper, but you have to deal with all the CRAP they stack everywhere like a warehouse. Surprised they haven’t added TIRES to their product offerings. IT is often hard to maneuver the cart on the main cross aisles at front and rear.

      I suppose that merchandising strategy would slow down any would be robbers from a quick exit, though.

  8. Wow, this is awful. I used to work at this Publix before I transferred to another store closer to home. ๐Ÿ™

  9. I love my Publix. It’s just the right size; there aren’t aisles and aisles of unneeded junk to tempt me. The people are really, really nice. It’s clean. The produce is great. On several occasions they have started started stocking something I wanted, just because I asked. I enjoy the parade of Emory students. Mmmmm! he olive cart! I can walk there (albeit up the big hill.)

    1. I’m with you on this. Kroger seems ill-kempt and unclean…yuck.

      This is just my opinion…Andisheh took me to task over the “soiled” and “tattered” Decatur Kroger…or Slowger, as we call it at our house. So I won’t call it a dump here…OOPS!

      Sorry, it is “shopworn”. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. I feel bad that this post has turned into a Kroger versus Publix discussion, but I’ll pitch in my two cents anyway. Kroger has lots of crap but I feel like I save a lot by shopping there (versus Publix), too. And as far as produce goes, I get all that at the DeKalb Farmer’s Market anyway.

  10. When I was a little, there was the same battle, but it was A&P vs.Colonial/Big Star!

    Don’t remember either being robbed, though
    (trying to bring the thread back around Katy)

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Well, when I was little….my neighbors dog robbed the Food Giant of a chew bone. No joke!
      The hound dog jumped a 6′ fence and wandered up to the Food Giant at Medlock/N. Decatur. The automatic doors let him in and he walked straight to the chew bones. He was nabbed when he tried to make his escape though. The manager called our neighbor to come and get him. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I think we’re getting closer to being back on target. hee-hee.

  11. Way off base, we should be happy that no one got hurt. They will find the individual(s) who robbed the bank.

    1. Correct, Pete. It’s in the County. Decatur PD was probably involved because the perp was possibly thought to have absconded to an area inside the City behind Emory Commons. Because the incident was not in the City, I wouldn’t expect to see any statement from Decatur PD.

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