A man suspected of robbing banks in Atlanta and the Carolinas was arrested late Monday morning, shortly after allegedly holding up the Bank of America branch on West Paces Ferry Road.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones told the AJC that the suspect presented a note to a teller at the Bank of America on West Paces Ferry near I-75 around 10:30 a.m.
"This subject was recognized by the bank teller as a subject that previously robbed several other Bank of Americas," Jones said.
"The teller began waving the note in the air," Jones said. "The suspect took the note and walked quickly out of the bank."
Jones said that the suspect spotted an off-duty Atlanta police sergeant who was working nearby and began running. A second off-duty officer heard the robbery dispatch call and assisted the sergeant in apprehending the suspect.
The man, whose name has not been released, is also suspected of robbing a Bank of America branch in North Carolina as well as a branch in South Carolina, Jones said.
The suspect was not armed during Monday's robbery, and no shots were fired, she said.
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