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Man robs Cornelia bank, threatens with hand grenade

POSTED: April 27, 2014 12:00 a.m.

Authorities are looking for a man who robbed a Cornelia bank Saturday after threatening employees with a hand grenade.

Cornelia Police Chief Rick Darby described the suspect as a white man in his mid 30s to mid 40s, medium build and 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10.

The suspect was wearing a khaki hat, dark jacket and jeans at the time of the incident, which took place about 11:10 a.m. at United Community Bank at the corner of U.S. 441 and Level Grove Road.

The man walked into the bank, which was “fairly crowded,” said he had the explosive and demanded money, Darby said.

After getting the money, he left in a white Nissan Pathfinder and traveled on Level Grove Road, possibly turning on Wayside Street toward the Baldwin area.

From staff reports


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