Police: Man may have used grenade in Wells Fargo robbery

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Police are investigating a bank robbery at a Wells Fargo at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Buford Highway.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a robbery at a Wells Fargo at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Buford Highway.

Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh spoke with police and witnesses at the scene.

Gwinnett police told her the robber may have used a grenade to threaten employees.

The robbery happened about 9 a.m. Police said the robber flashed a note demanding money, then pulled out what appeared to be a grenade.

He took the money and his grenade before fleeing the scene.

There were no reports of injuries.

Police don't know if the object was a real or fake grenade.

Police told Kavanaugh that this is the third bank this robber has targeted in a week. The first was an attempted robbery at a Doraville bank and the second was a robbery in Buckhead. Police said he produced a note in all three attempts, but this was the first time he has shown the device that looks like a grenade.


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