FBI says this woman has robbed multiple metro Atlanta banks

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FBI says this woman has robbed multiple metro Atlanta banks

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The woman on bank surveillance video is believed to be connected to several metro Atlanta bank robberies, the FBI said Friday.
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  • A man and woman are wanted in connection with recent bank robberies.
  • The FBI says the woman robbed one bank and tried to rob another Monday.
  • Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

At about 5-foot-7, a woman in her late 20s with a slender build could be almost anyone.

But the long-haired lady in sunglasses and dark clothes is wanted by the FBI in connection with four bank robberies this week, including two Friday, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said in a news release. 

A woman and a man entered the Georgia’s Own Credit Union at 2437 Loganville Highway in Grayson about 10:30 a.m. Friday. The woman showed her cellphone with a demand note on the screen to a teller and she and the man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, Emmett said. 

About two hours later, they did it again.

A man believed to have robbed two banks Friday. (Credit: FBI)

They entered the Bank of the Ozarks at 9001 Hospital Drive in Douglasville about 12:44 p.m. and, this time, told tellers they had an explosive device, Emmett said. The couple threatened to detonate it if they did not get money.

“The male suspect was dressed in all black and was wearing a sweatshirt with AMSC Trailblazer printed on the front,” Emmett said. “The female suspect was wearing all black, black sunglasses and a black wool cap.”

The woman is believed to be the same person who robbed two banks a few days ago, Emmett said.

The Associated Credit Union in Ellenwood reported a robbery just after 11 a.m. Monday. During that robbery, the woman threatened to have a bomb that would go off “at any time,” Emmett said.

Her demand note also said she was robbing the bank “for the movement” and “for the streets.”

“As the bank teller prepared the money to provide to the bank robber, the robber stated to the teller that she would pray for her and also reiterated that the bomb would go off at any time,” Emmett said. 

After receiving money, the robber turned to ask the teller for the demand note back, Emmett said, and then she thanked the teller and left in a silver or gold Lexus or Toyota driven by someone else.

Police believe the same woman tried to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Stone Mountain earlier Monday, but when she showed a teller a cellphone demand note the teller said no and the woman left without further incident, Emmett said.

Both individuals are wanted by the FBI and local authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, text information to 274637 or visit crimestoppersatlanta.org. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000.

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