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Cops: Hefty bank robber hits 3rd time

Special Photo. Duluth police are seeking public input to catch a heavy-set bandit believed to have robbed two banks this year. Police urge anyone with information to call the department at 770-476-4151.

Special Photo. Duluth police are seeking public input to catch a heavy-set bandit believed to have robbed two banks this year. Police urge anyone with information to call the department at 770-476-4151.

DULUTH -- Police are seeking public input to catch a heavy-set bandit with a penchant for knocking off banks with notes.

The man, described as an overweight white male, is suspected in two Duluth heists and an attempted robbery in Dunwoody this year, said Duluth police spokesman Capt. Mark Hunter.

The robber most recently struck about 4:30 p.m. Monday at a Wachovia branch near the intersection of Pleasant Hill Road and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

Wearing a black jacket, ball cap and his typical prescription glasses, the robber presented a note to a teller demanding cash, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money, Hunter said.

Witnesses told police he drove away in a white Chevrolet Avalanche truck.

Police believe the same man robbed a Duluth BB&T branch at 6475 Sugarloaf Parkway in January, and attempted to rob a Dunwoody Chase branch on Chamblee-Dunwoody Road last month.

"Each time, he presented a note," Hunter said.

In each incident, the man has worn varying baseball caps and eyeglasses, Hunter said.

Duluth police urge anyone with information to call the department at 770-476-4151.