NEW YORK (CBS) The feds have finally nabbed the elusive armed Georgia bank robbers known as the "Wig-wearing Bandits" after a stickup at a Chase Bank Monday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Federal agents arrested Yaharam Ben Yisrael, 30, Lucius Oliver Service, 22, and Kelton Malik Huger, 38, who are believed to be connected to a series of takeover- style armed bank robberies that have occurred in the Atlanta area since late July, reports the paper.
According to the FBI two men reportedly went into the Chase Bank in Lithonia, located nearly 20 miles outside Atlanta, shortly after noon on Monday and ordered bank patrons to hit the floor -- a well-rehearsed pattern seen in the bandits' previous heists.
"They went into the bank as we had seen before...forcing people to the floor, brandishing weapons, being really aggressive," said FBI spokesman Steve Emmett, according to the paper.
Only this time, the robbers who had previously escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash on more than one occasion weren't able to secure the loot they were apparently looking for and instead left with a change machine, reports the paper.
Police, by chance, were in the area and apprehended the suspects following a short car chase.
All three men have been charged with armed robbery, with additional charges pending. The suspects earned their "Wig-wearing" moniker because they repeatedly wore scruffy black wigs during their holdups.
Wells Fargo had authorized a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the "Wig-wearing" crooks.
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