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Bank robber threatens to blowup store

By Ed Brock

A man who robbed a bank inside a Stockbridge grocery store Monday claimed he had explosives in the store.

The man passed a note demanding money to a teller at the Bank of America in the Kroger shopping center on Ga. Highway 138 around 10:20 a.m., Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said.

"He said he had placed explosives in the store and he would set them off by remote if the police were called," Turner said.

No weapon was seen during the robbery and no explosives were found in the store.

The man escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Both robbery and escape went unnoticed by Chap Davis who works in a shop next to the Kroger.

"All I know is a bunch of cop cars showed up and a television helicopter," Davis said.

Kroger employees said they couldn't comment on the robbery. The store was not evacuated.

Counselors from the Bank of America employee assistance program were called into the location after the robbery, Bank of America spokeswoman Mary Waller said.

"We think one robbery is too many," Waller said.

The robber is described as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s standing 6-feet 1-inch tall and wearing a dark suit with sunglasses.