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Authorities looking for bank robber

MORROW — Morrow Police are working to identify a man they say walked into the Wells Fargo bank on Jonesboro Road, demanded cash and walked out.

The heist took place Friday in the branch at 6389 Jonesboro Road in Morrow shortly after 9 a.m., according to Morrow Police Capt. James P. Callaway.

“[The robber] was given an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the area,” Callaway said. 

The police captain said there were approximately 10 customers along with eight employees inside the bank during the robbery.

Police said no one in the bank reported seeing the bank robber with a weapon. They are working to determine if the robber acted alone.

Callaway said the bank robber is a black man with a dark complexion in his early 50’s.

“He appears to be between 5 foot 8 to 5 feet 11 and approximately 175 to 200 pounds,” he added.

Authorities said the bank robbery suspect was wearing a pull over dark-colored jacket with a zipper and an Atlanta Falcons cap.

More than a dozen Morrow police officers responded to the bank robbery, said the Criminal Scene Investigator (CSI) Captain.

“We got there less than a minute after the call, to block off the perimeter of the bank and we used a K-9 tracking dog,” Callaway continued. “CSI did process the scene and we are going over the evidence.”

“The safety of our team members and customers is our top priority, and we are grateful that no one was injured,” said Jamie Dexter, a Wells Fargo spokesperson. “We are cooperating with the local authorities on this situation. Our team members handled a difficult situation well."

The Wells Fargo robbery was the second time in one week a bank was robbed in Morrow. The first time was Tuesday, at a Bank of America.