Police: Fugitive on the run after removing ankle monitor

- Police are on the lookout for a fugitive who they say removed his ankle monitor and is on the run in Gwinnett County.

Officials say 25-year-old Israel Bland was part of a 2016 home invasion robbery in unincorporated Lawrenceville. During that robbery, he and two other people were shot.

Bland had been charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery, false imprisonment, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Police say, he was released from jail on bond in February and ordered to wear an ankle monitor, but on Saturday he removed the monitor and fled. His bond has now been revoked.

Officials are asking anyone who see Bland to call 911 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.

A reward of up to $2,000 is available for anyone who has information that leads to Bland's arrest and indictment.

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