Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - Federal agents are seeking two suspects believed to be responsible for a Tuesday morning bank robbery in Lawrenceville.
The incident occurred around 10:15 a.m. at the First Bank of the South, located on Riverside Parkway in Lawrenceville.
According to a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release issued by spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett, the two suspects wore ski masks over their faces and "burst into the bank," with one of them running up to and vaulting over the teller counter.
Both brandished semi-automatic handguns, Emmett said
While making threatening comments to bank employees, both suspects took money from various bank drawers and placing it into two blue nylon bags with USA Track and Field logos on them, Emmett said.
The suspects fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money in a dark blue 1989 Toyota Corolla that was stolen Monday night from a local apartment complex.
Both men are described as slender, light-skinned black men between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 in height, Emmett said.
In addition to the ski masks, both were wearing dark blue or black clothing with hoods during the incident, Emmett said.
Anyone with information on the suspects should call the FBI Violent Crimes Squad at 404-679-9000.