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Photo by Larry White

Photo by Larry White

NORCROSS -- Officials are offering a $50,000 reward for a man wanted in connection with a pair of Gwinnett bank robberies, including a Thursday incident that left a bank employee shot in the arm.

Just after 11 a.m. Thursday, a lone black man entered the Wells Fargo Bank at 5525 Peachtree Parkway near Norcross and brandished a semi-automatic handgun, FBI Atlanta spokesman Special Agent Stephen Emmett said.

Complying with the robber's demands, bank employees provided him with an undisclosed amount of money.

"The robber then, for reasons unknown, began firing toward the teller counter, striking a bank employee in the arm," Emmett said.

The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle, a description of which was not released Thursday.

The robber -- also believed to be responsible for the June 13 robbery of a Wells Fargo on Centerville Highway in Snellville -- is described as a slender, light-complexioned black man in his early 20s to early 30s. During Thursday's crimes, he was wearing a black, dreadlock-type wig with a hat.

Wells Fargo has offered a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to his capture and conviction.

The wounded bank employee, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Emmett said.

Those with information are asked to call the FBI's Atlanta field office at 404-679-9000 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS.