ELLENWOOD — The Associated Credit Union branch on Old Grant Road was robbed Monday by a woman claiming to act “for the movement” who threatened a bank teller with a ticking bomb.

The woman also told the teller she would pray for her and thanked the teller after she realized she had left behind her threatening note and returned to retrieve it, according to the Clayton County Police Department.

The robbery occurred at about 11:10 a.m.

“A black female wearing all black clothing and black sunglasses walked into the Associated Credit Union and presented a bank teller with a note which demanded money and indicated that she had a bomb on her person that would go off at any time,” police spokeswoman Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said in a press release.

The note reportedly indicated the bank robbery was “for the movement” and “for the streets.”

“As the bank teller prepared the money to provide to the bank robber, the robber stated to the teller that she would pray for her and also reiterated that the bomb would go off at any time,” Marbury said.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, but after walking away, the robber realized she’d forgotten her note. She grabbed the note, thanked the teller and fled to a waiting vehicle, Marbury said.

The robbery is currently under investigation in the Police Department.

CCPD has released surveillance images of the suspect. She is shown to be a young black woman with shoulder-length black hair. At the time of the robbery, she was wearing a black jacket zipped up to her neck, a black stocking cap and black sunglasses.

She is believed to have left the bank in an older model silver or gold Lexus or Toyota driven by an unknown subject.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stopper at 404- 577-TIPS(8477).

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Crime and courts reporter Chelsea Prince joined the Henry Herald and Clayton News Daily in 2016. She is a graduate of Emory University.

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