ATLANTA - The FBI offices in Atlanta and Knoxville are now working together to try and identify a suspect who is responsible for bank robberies in both Chattanooga and Sandy Springs.
Both agencies are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.
Police say the first robbery occurred on November 21, 2016 around 11:57 a.m. A man entered First Citizens Bank in Chattanooga, and brandished a large silver and black semi-automatic handgun, according to police.
The suspect wore a surgical or respirator type mask around his neck, and witnesses observed the suspect getting into a vehicle described as a 2009 – 2013 charcoal grey four door Acura TSX driven by a black female wearing a red baseball cap, according to police. The female was described as being in her late 20’s with a small build.
Police say the second robbery occurred on December 28, 2016 around 4:26 p.m. A lone black male entered a Wells Fargo Bank in Sandy Springs, Georgia and brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun, according to police.
The suspect announced a robbery, and after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, fled the bank on foot without further incident, police say.
Police describe the robber as being a black male, late 20’s to late 30’s in age, 5’5” in height, 155 lbs., thin build, low cut hair style, and wearing all black clothing, a black baseball hat, gloves, and a white surgical/dust mask over his face.
This case is being worked by the Sandy Springs P.D. and the FBI Knoxville and Atlanta Field Offices. Anyone with information in this matter should contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477.