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Clermont bank robbery suspect in Hall County’s custody more than a year after Colorado traffic stop
Michael Anthony Gordon

A Cleveland man who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a Clermont bank is now in Hall County’s custody after he was detained in Colorado, according to authorities.

Michael Anthony Gordon, 48, was wanted by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office in the 2017 robbery at United Community Bank on Cleveland Highway.

According to authorities, Gordon allegedly showed a gun and a note to the United Community Bank tellers before leaving with roughly $2,059.

No one was injured in the incident.

Deputies responded to the silent panic alarm at the Cleveland Highway bank at 10:22 a.m. April 5. 2017.

Gordon also allegedly robbed a bank in Cornelia three weeks later.

On June 1, 2017, Gordon was arrested in Colorado.

“He was stopped on a routine traffic stop as we understand it, then arrested on the warrants,” Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in an email.

Gordon was transferred to Habersham County in June 2017, and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office took custody of Gordon Tuesday, Dec. 4.

He was charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

No bond has been set.

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