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Bank clerk throws back robber's note

By Ed Brock

A clerk at a Lovejoy bank wadded up a robber's note and threw it back at him before giving him the money he demanded.

Around 2:13 p.m. a man walked into the Wachovia Bank on U.S. Highway 19/41 near McDonough Road with his face obscured by a surgical mask, said Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner.

"They tried to tell him to take it off. He said the pollen was real bad out there and he wasn't going to do it," Turner said.

The man went to a teller and handed her a note. The teller crumpled up the note and threw it back at the man who then made a motion toward his pocket and told the teller that he wanted money.

She gave him money and he ran from the bank. The man was last seen driving west on McDonough Road in a gray or silver Ford Thunderbird.

He was described as a black male between 30 and 35 years old, standing 6-feet 1-inch tall and weighing 200 to 235 pounds. He was wearing white gloves, a baseball cap and all green camouflage.

The FBI is also investigating the robbery.