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Police identify suspect in serial bank robberies

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Gwinnett County police said Wednesday they have identified the suspect in a string of bank robberies over the past week.

Police are looking for Jeremy Thompson, 28, who allegedly held up three Wells Fargo banks. 

The most recent holdup was at the branch on Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross. 

Police said Thompson approached the teller with a note that said he had a bomb and demanded money.

Employees told police Thompson was well dressed and waited behind other customers before approaching the counter.

During the robbery, Thompson also pulled out what appeared to be a hand grenade.

"We don't know, of course, whether or not it's real at this point, but regardless, we would prefer that everyone or anyone that might encounter him would treat it as a real hand grenade and treat it as a very dangerous item," said Gwinnett police Cpl. Jake Smith.

Detectives believe he committed two other bank robberies in the past week in Doraville and Buckhead.

Police said clear surveillance photos helped them identify Thompson.

"He seems comfortable, he does," said Smith. "That makes us think that maybe he's someone who's done this kind of thing before or maybe just over the course of these three robberies he's become comfortable with this process."

Wells Fargo is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Thompson. Crimestoppers is offering an additional $2,000.

"We consider him armed and dangerous," said Smith.

Anyone with information should please contact GCPD Robbery Unit detectives at 770-513-5300, or call Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS.

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