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FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK | 4 bank robbers

12:48 PM, May 31, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Four bank robbers are 11Alive's Fugitive's of the Week for May 30, 2012. They are all wanted by the FBI for bank robbery or attempted bank robbery. But the FBI needs help identifying the robbers.

PHOTO GALLERY: Bank robbers

Two armed suspects wearing black masks stormed into the Bank of the Ozarks branch in Carrollton on July 22, 2011 and again into the same banks branch in Oakwood on May 11, 2012.

"These are big individuals brandishing weapons. We call them takeover style robberies where they put employees on the ground, very violent," FBI Special Agent Stephen Emmett said.

In the Oakwood robbery, one of the robbers jumped the counter and put two tellers in the bank vault while another robber put employees on the floor, according to the FBI.

"We have to go on the assumption that we're going to see them again, so we're making every effort to identify them and get them off the streets," Emmett said.

On May 11, 2012 a man walked into a Wells Fargo branch on Floyd Road in Mableton and handed a teller a demand note. The same suspect robbed a Regions Bank branch on Macland Crossing Circle in Marietta one week later, on May 18.

"He's hit two banks only a week apart, so we feel like we'll probably see him again," Emmett said.

In both robberies, the suspect walked into the bank with a sucker or lollipop in his mouth. The FBI dubbed him the "Lollipop Bandit."

On April 30, 2012, a woman tried to rob a Bank of America branch on South Cobb Drive in Smyrna. "She initially presented the teller with a demand note. There was no response from the teller, so she displayed a weapon," Emmett said.

Again, the teller refused to comply with the woman's threats. That's because there was bullet-proof glass between the suspect and the teller. Emmett said the suspect eventually walked out of the bank with nothing.

All four bank robbers are featured on Rowson's Crime Scene along with previous Fugitives of the Week. You can also go to GeorgiaBankRobbery.com to read more about the cases. Contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS(8477) if you know who they are.

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