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Lilburn PD searching for bank robbery suspect

Lilburn police are looking for this unidentified man, who robbed the Wells Fargo bank at 5505 Lawrenceville Highway at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.

Lilburn police are looking for this unidentified man, who robbed the Wells Fargo bank at 5505 Lawrenceville Highway at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.

LILBURN — Lilburn police are looking for the man who robbed a bank there Monday afternoon, the fourth such crime at the location since the start of 2011.

According to Capt. Thomas Bardugon, a black male entered the Wells Fargo located at 5505 Lawrenceville Highway at about 3:45 p.m. Monday, passing a teller and threatening note and receiving an unknown amount of cash.

“Once he received the cash, he ran out the bank door,” Bardugon said. “The suspect fled in an unknown make (and) model beige four-door sedan.”

The unidentified suspect is described as 5-foot-10 to six feet tall, with dark skin, a slim build, slender face and no facial hair. He wore no glasses and had no visible scars or tattoos, Bardugon said.

Surveillance photos of the suspect were also released. Anyone with information on the suspect should contact Det. B. Ross at 770-635-2182.

Monday’s crime was the fourth robbery in less than three years at the same bank.

— On Jan. 28, 2011, police believe Tawander Simmons, 35, checked her son and two of his friends out of DeKalb County’s Stephenson High School. They all then drove to the bank on Lawrenceville Highway, using at least one handgun to commit the robbery.

The group ultimately crashed its getaway vehicle near Interstate 285 in DeKalb, thanks to information providing by a witness who followed them. All four were arrested; court records show Simmons has since pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

— On Nov. 4, 2011, an unidentified suspect — described as a large-framed, dark-skinned black male between 30 and 40 years old and about 6 feet tall — robbed the bank with a note. As he fled, a red dye pack successfully exploded, but the man was not caught. He remains on the lam.

— On Aug. 6, 2012, a man wearing a fake black beard and fedora held up the Wells Fargo. The suspect police later identified as Marquis Lamar Conner fled on foot and escaped, but was arrested just over two months later. He remains in jail and is awaiting trial, Bardugon said.