Arrests in Sandy Springs Bank Robbery, Cops Looking for Fourth Suspect

Wells Fargo at 6300 Roswell Road was robbed. A Jeep Cherokee stolen from the Dunwoody Police Department could have been involved.

Three of four suspects in the Wells Fargo Bank robbery, on August 30th, have been arrested and appeared before a U.S. Magistrate judge in Atlanta, on Monday. 

Police are still looking for the fourth suspect. A vehicle involved in the heist was stolen from the Dunwoody Police Department, Sandy Springs police say.

Wells Fargo at 6300 Roswell Road was robbed just after 9 a.m., on the Thursday before Labor Day weekend, by two black males with their faces covered and pointing handguns, according to a Sandy Springs Police report.

The suspects escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank vault in a late model Jeep Cherokee, the report said, and drove down Johnson Ferry Road towards Wright Road. Witnesses say the suspects switched cars around Wright Road and sped off in a charcoal black Nissan Altima.

A witness spotted one of the suspects standing on Wright Road talking on a cell phone, before the car switch saying, “We want like a thousand dollars a month, is that gonna put us even?"

Police learned the Jeep Cherokee was stolen from the Dunwoody Police Department, police say.

According to a FBI Atlanta statement, two suspects were arrested following a routine traffic stop on Spring Street in Atlanta, a day after the robbery. They were driving in the wrong direction in a Ford Focus. Shamir Guillaume, 20, of Atlanta and Sean Theodis, 26, of Virginia were taken into custody.

Last Saturday, Sandy Springs Police arrested Rhakeem Butler, 22, in connection with the bank robbery.

The fourth suspect being sought is Kelvin Purdic, 24, of North Carolina. He also goes by Kelvin Purdy, the FBI statement said. Authorities says Purdic is a six-foot-three black male, weighing 175 lbs, and often visits the Peachtree Dunwoody area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the FBI 404-679-9000.

Michael S. September 11, 2012 at 03:16 AM
This is another example why we all should obtain a carry permit, purchase a glock, practice at a local range and be prepared to protect your family against any thugs.
jimmie September 11, 2012 at 03:41 AM
right on michael!!!
Mark E. September 11, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I totally agree!!!!
Steve Barton September 11, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Adrianne: I just got a tweet back from the Dunwoody PD who say: the vehicle in paragraph #2 WAS stolen in Dunwoody, but WAS NOT stolen from the DPD! Need to do a little adjustment/correction to this article. All the best, Steve Barton, Dunwoody, Ga
Luke September 11, 2012 at 08:06 PM
The answer to every robbery is not to have more people carry guns! Geez, how archaic.


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