Decatur First Bank Robbery Suspect Photo Released has released this photo of the suspect being sought in last week’s afternoon robbery of Decatur First Bank.

The suspect is described on the site as a black male, “5’6 – 5’9, slim build, 160 lbs, possible black matted dreads hair style, possibly mustache, dark complected, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, light colored blue jeans.”

The “narrative” on the site details the events of the robbery this way…”The robber entered the bank and approached the teller counter. He handed the teller a note. After receiving the money he fled on foot.”  No weapon was shown.

If you recognize or see this individual, contact Decatur PD 404 373-6551 or the FBI at 404 679-9000.

h/t: Patch

Decatur Wells Fargo Location Robbed?

Eye-witness accounts are beginning to come in.

An hour or so ago, Dave reported that he received a tip that the Wells Fargo location in downtown Decatur had been robbed around 1:30p this afternoon.  I sent a note into Decatur PD and while waiting on a reply I received this report from Clark…

I am guessing the Decatur Wells Fargo on East Ponce was robbed late this morning; 6 police cars with blue lights blinking parked curbside and branch closed “temporarily for an emergency” police and detectives inside the closed branch at noon, and yellow crime scene tape at one of the teller windows.

You may recall back in July, this branch – then a Wachovia – was the scene of a failed robbery attempt.   We’ll have to wait on official word to see if the crooks were successful this time.

BB&T Bank Just North of Decatur Robbed This Morning, Suspect Apprehended

h/t: @DaveKell

Man Attempts to Rob Decatur Wachovia, Fails

JoeBlow sent in a tip that there had been an armed robbery at the Wachovia in downtown Decatur at Ponce and N. Candler.  I forwarded it along to Decatur Police and Asst. Chief Keith Lee replied with this alert…

On Thursday August 27, 2009 at approximately 10:19 AM the Decatur Police responded to an attempted robbery at the Wachovia Bank located at 250 East Ponce de Leon Avenue. A bank employee advised a lone male approached her teller station and presented a note. The note demanded the teller produce money. When the teller did not immediately comply, the suspect left the bank. No one was injured and no weapon was displayed.

The suspect is described as follows:


Gender: Male, Race: African American, Height: 6’02” – 6’03”, Weight: Slender, Complexion: Dark, Facial hair: None

Clothing: – Khaki pants- Dark cap with UGA bulldog emblem- White short sleeve collared sweater with light blue diamond pattern (argyle) running vertically down the front of the sweater

Jewelry: – Large diamond stud earrings in left ear

Anyone having information about this crime is asked to contact the Decatur Police Department at (404) 373-6551.