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Cumming Chase Bank Robbed with Threat of Explosive Device

According to authorities, the suspect drove off in a black vehicle from the bank, which is located at 1710 Buford Highway.

Photo of the suspect's vehicle used in Wednesday's robbery. Courtesy Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Photo of the suspect's vehicle used in Wednesday's robbery. Courtesy Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Update: 4 p.m.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper, the Chase Bank was robbed by a white male suspect at approximately 11:20 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect was driving a black 4-door 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Genesis and the robbery took place in the drive-thru lane. The white male received an undisclosed amount of cash after he gave the teller a note. The note stated that the attached item was an explosive device.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Bomb Disposal Unit arrived and detonated the device. The device turned out to be a non-explosive item.           

Anyone with information is asked to notify Detective S. Boggus of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section at 678-886-2800 ext. 3880 during normal business hours. After hours contact the Dispatch Center at 770-781-3087.

Original Post

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the Chase Bank on Buford Highway at Trammel Road was robbed late Wednesday morning.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office spokesman Doug Rainwater confirmed the crime, but there are many unknowns at the present time.

According to Rainwater, the suspect drove off in a black vehicle from the bank, which is located at 1710 Buford Highway.

This is a developing story and will be updated as soon as more information becomes known.



Justin Alexander Gaar April 09, 2014 at 01:19 PM
This is less than a mile from me. Nice.
Denise Abruscato April 10, 2014 at 08:26 AM
Too close to home.
Octo Slash April 10, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Inside job.

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