ATLANTA (CBS/WGCL) The two wig-wearing bank robbers known for a series of heists in the Atlanta metro area struck another Wachovia bank Wednesday afternoon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to the managing FBI special agent, Brian D. Lamkin, the pair is believed to be linked to six other robberies in the Atlanta area, all of which have occurred at various Wachovia branches, states the paper.
The two suspects entered the Gwinnet County Wachovia branch Wednesday brandishing guns and wearing disheveled black wigs before quickly leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash, reports the paper. One of the suspects allegedly fired one gunshot into the ceiling, said Lamkin.
This time the two escaped in a Dodge Magnum - not the silver Lexus they were reportedly seen fleeing in during the other alleged robberies - according to the newspaper. The FBI indicated that no one was hurt, but a bank employee was rushed to the hospital to be examined, reports the paper.
The wig-wearing duo used a similar routine during another heist Aug. 25 at the Wachovia in Rockdale County, just west of Atlanta. Authorities have also linked the pair to an Aug. 16 incident when the two allegedly entered a Wachovia branch armed with handguns at approximately 10:30 a.m. in Norcross, Ga., north of Atlanta.
In that robbery, one suspect jumped over the teller counter while the second suspect stayed in the lobby area ordering other bank patrons to the floor at gunpoint, reported CBS affiliate WGCL. The suspects then fled the scene in a silver Lexus with an undisclosed amount of cash. The same pattern was displayed during a July 27 robbery that occurred at a Wachovia branch in Atlanta, where the men got away with an undisclosed amount of money from the teller stations, according to WGCL.
Authorities have described the first suspect as being an African-American male between 20 and 30 years old, wearing a short, black wig, glasses and T-shirt. The second suspect is an African-American male between 20 and 25 years old. He was wearing a shoulder-length wig, work boots and has a stocky build.
Wells Fargo has authorized a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for these take-over robberies.
Anyone with information regarding this matter should contact the Atlanta FBI office at 404-679-9000.