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Police: Bank robbery suspect may have tried to steal from same place

NORCROSS - Police believe a man responsible for robbing a supermarket bank four months ago may have attempted to steal from the business again last week.

Gwinnett police were called to the SunTrust bank inside the Publix at 3200 Holcomb Bridge Road near Norcross last Friday after a black man passed a note to a bank teller demanding money.

The employee reportedly walked to the back of the bank, prompting the man to leave without any cash.

The same bank was robbed Sept. 5 shortly after noon when a man fitting the same description of last week's attempted robbery suspect entered the bank, passed a note and demanded cash.

Authorities said the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman said the suspect was not armed in either incident.

In both cases, the suspect is described as a black man, 40 to 50 years old, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 to 200 pounds. The man is also said to have small, black blotches or spots covering his face.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Gwinnett County Police Criminal Investigation Section at 770-513-5300.