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Bank robber with possible grenade ID'd, still on the loose

Gwinnett County Police are looking for Jeremy Thompson, who they believe robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 6155 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in unincorporated Norcross on Monday morning. (Special Photo)

Gwinnett County Police are looking for Jeremy Thompson, who they believe robbed the Wells Fargo Bank located at 6155 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in unincorporated Norcross on Monday morning. (Special Photo)

The man accused of robbing a Norcross bank Tuesday morning — his third alleged such crime in the span of a week — has been identified.

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said that the “well-dressed black male” responsible for the robbery at the Wells Fargo on Jimmy Carter Boulevard had been identified as 28-year-old Jeremy Thompson. Described as 6-foot-6, 180 pounds, armed and dangerous, Thompson remained on the lam as of Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Gwinnett police robbery detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS. Anyone encountering him should call 911.

In Tuesday’s robbery, Thompson reportedly passed a teller a note demanding money before producing “an object that appeared to be a hand grenade.” He escaped on foot.

Authorities believe he used a similar M.O. during robberies at Wells Fargo branches in Doraville and Buckhead on Aug. 27 and 29, respectively. The grenade was not used at the first scene.