Saturday, December 5, 2009
Is this the Dunwoody Bank Robber?
Police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for a string of bank robberies in the north metro Atlanta area.
Stephen James Bowen, 35, dubbed the lunchtime bandit, was arrested by Cobb County police around 7:15 p.m. Friday.
The arrest was made by S.W.A.T. personnel from the Johns Creek Police Department, Sandy Springs Police Department, and Dunwoody Police Department, in conjunction with Cobb County police. Bowen was arrested at an apartment complex State Bridge Road in Johns Creek. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also participated in the investigation.
“According to investigators, information was obtained [Thursday] which led the Cobb County Police Department’s Robbery Squad to obtain arrest warrants for Bowen,” said Cobb County police spokesman, Joseph Hernandez in a statement.
The warrant was for three bank robberies in Cobb County at the Riverwood Parkway Wachovia bank on Nov. 13, the Chastain Road BB&T Bank on Nov. 19, and the Powers Ferry Road Bank of North Georgia on Dec. 2.
Wachovia Bank on Tuesday doubled a reward for information leading to the man's capture, offering up to $10,000 due to him robbing four of their branches.
Since late October, he's robbed banks in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Dunwoody, Buckhead, and northwest Atlanta near Cumberland mall. http://georgiabankrobbery.com has good history of the robberies.