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Buford bank robbery suspect demands cash, wishes Merry Christmas
Sugar Hill man faces robbery charge after Monday incident
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Gwinnett County Police are looking for a robbery suspect, believed to be a white man roughly 35-45 years old with a medium build.

A Sugar Hill man allegedly waited in line Monday at the BB&T bank on Buford Drive in Buford before demanding cash from the teller — and wishing a merry Christmas, according to police.

Joshua Henry Harbin, 30, was arrested Tuesday evening.

After 12:30 p.m. Monday, Harbin allegedly came in the back entrance facing the Walgreens and waited in line.

“He gave the teller a demand note demanding cash,” Gwinnett County Police public information officer Michele Pihera wrote in a news release. “At the bottom of the note, the suspect wrote, ‘Merry Christmas.’”

Harbin allegedly took a small amount of cash and left through the rear door.

Police put out a description of the suspect Tuesday morning, saying he was seen wearing glasses, a blue hat, black hoodie, blue jeans and white gloves with black tips.

“The suspect heard about the case on the radio,” Pihera wrote in a news release. “Harbin then approached a citizen in Atlanta and told her to call police about his involvement in the bank robbery.”

The Atlanta Police Department took custody of Harbin and transported him to Gwinnett County Police.

He has been charged with one count of robbery and is in the Gwinnett County Jail.

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