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FBI seeks bank robber

By Ed Brock

The FBI is looking for two to three men in connection with an April 2 bank robbery in Forest Park, one of whom may have been injured by a dye pack hidden in the bag of stolen money.

Around 12:35 p.m. on the day of the robbery a man walked into the Southtrust Bank at 4532 Jonesboro Road, waited in line and then when it was his turn he passed a note to the teller demanding money, according to FBI Special Agent Steve Lazarus. A security camera at the bank caught a picture of the man's face that the FBI released on Tuesday.

After taking the money the man left the bank and got into a 1990s red or maroon Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable with one or two accomplices and the men drove off. The teller slipped a dye pack into the bag of money and, according to witness reports the dye pack may have gone off once the robber got into the car, possibly injuring one of the men.

The man who went into the bank is described as a black male, 30 to 35 years old, standing 5-feet 7-inches tall and weighing between 200 and 240 pounds. He had a dark complexion with hair braided in cornrows and he wore dark pants, a white T-shirt, a dark jacket and a dark Atlanta Braves baseball cap.

Anyone with information on the man is asked to call the FBI at (404) 679-9000.