News Around the Region: Bomb Threat Made during Bank Robbery, Police Ask for Help in Search for Suspect and Man Accused of 'Sexting' Teen

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Bomb Threat Made in Bank Robbery — Duluth Patch

Gwinnett County Police are looking for a man who is suspected of robbing a Chase Bank Monday, Feb. 18, after indicating that he had a bomb.

According to a press release emailed Tuesday afternoon, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said the robbery was reported at the Chase Bank at 3780 Old Norcross Road in unincorporated Duluth around 1:15 p.m. Monday.

"The suspect gave a note to a teller indicating that he had a bomb and wanted money," Smith wrote.

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 — Cascade Patch

Atlanta Police Investigators have released a photo of a key suspect in an armed robbery that netted $20,000. A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible.

According to APD officers, "on 02/13/2013 at 12:20 PM, two suspects robbed the victim at gunpoint at 1960 Perkerson Road SW." The department has said that the victim works for some sort of ATM delivery service and "picks-up and delivers money for ATM machines."

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Man Arrested For Allegedly 'Sexting' Tucker Student — Tucker Patch

A man arrested on suspicion of sending explicit messages to a Tucker girl via cell phone regularly attended the same church as the 14-year-old's family.

Jose Rocha-Mata of Norcross is charged with child molestation, and terroristic threats and acts. 

Tucker Patch has the full story.


Buford Man Reportedly Claims to Be Officer Working out of Nonexistent GCPD Precinct — Buford Patch

A Buford man was arrested on Feb. 16 after reportedly claiming he was a Gwinnett County Police officer.

Sugarloaf Mills security contacted the Gwinnett County Police Department (GCPD) after an employee of Bass Pro reported that another employee of the store had identified himself as a police officer. A GCPD officer located the man, later identified as Zachariah Henry, 27, of Buford, wearing a baseball cap with "POLICE" across the front. Henry was also wearing a holstered Glock 22, handcuffs, two loaded magazines and a gold-plated badge which appeared to be similar to a Gwinnett County Police badge.

Buford Patch has more on this story.


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