FBI: Robbers hit Atlanta, Norcross banks

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

Photo by Corinne Nicholson

ATLANTA -- The FBI is searching for two wig-wearing, gun-wielding robbers suspected of hitting two metro Atlanta Wachovia banks, including a Norcross branch.

In both alleged heists, one armed suspect vaulted over a teller counter to snatch cash while his accomplice ordered lobby patrons to the ground at gunpoint. They made off with an undisclosed amount of money each time, and no injuries were reported, said FBI Atlanta spokesman Special Agent Ray Johnson.

The latest heist happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday at a 3374 Holcomb Bridge Road bank in Norcross.

Two similar-looking men had used the same modus operandi about 10:44 a.m. July 27, when they held up a branch at 2725 Clairmont Road in Atlanta.

Johnson said both suspects are black men between 20 and 30 years old. One man wore a short black wig, glasses and a T-shirt during the heists, and the other a shoulder-length black wig, shorts and work boots. The latter is described as having a stocky build.

The suspects are believed to be traveling in a silver Lexus. Both should be considered armed and dangerous, Johnson said.

Officials urge anyone with information to contact the FBI's Atlanta office at 404-679-9000.