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Note-passing bank robber sought

LILBURN — Lilburn police seek public assistance in catching a note-passing robber who targeted an RBC Centura Bank in Lilburn on Tuesday.

The suspect entered a branch at 494 Indian Trail-Lilburn Road and passed a note to a teller indicating a robbery about 2:26 p.m. He then left with an undisclosed amount of cash through the front door, police said.

Witnesses told police a red, anti-theft dye pack detonated inside the car he drove away in, a red hatchback with a Florida tag, said Lilburn police Capt. Bruce Hedley.

The vehicle’s tag number began with either 654 or B54, Hedley said.

Police described the suspect as a black male, 25 to 35 years old and about 5 feet, 5 inches tall. He wore a gray Atlanta Braves baseball cap, full beard, glasses, a black T-shirt and black shorts.

Police urge anyone with information to contact Lilburn police Det. Robby Kirschner at 770-921-2211 or 404-516-0301.