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- The suspected bank robber remains in jail.
- Police say he tried to leave the crime scene on a bike.
A bike might come in handy if you’re in a triathlon — not a suspected bank robber escaping a crime scene.
Wesley Burgner found out the hard way when he was arrested a minute after allegedly leaving the bank.
Police say Burgner walked into a BB&T on State Bridge Road in Johns Creek and handed a teller a note demanding cash, Channel 2 Action News reported. Police say Burgner walked out of the branch and took off on his getaway bike.
Within minutes, a Johns Creek patrol officer spotted the man and approached him.
“The suspect ditched the bike and took off running on foot,” Johns Creek police Capt. Chris Byers told the news station.
The chase didn’t last long.
The Alpharetta man was arrested within a minute and taken to the Fulton County jail, where he remains on a robbery charge.
“It doesn’t get any better than that: catching him within a minute of him robbing a bank,” Byers said.
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