Site of bank robbery has long history of being targeted - CBS46 News

Site of bank robbery has long history of being targeted

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

The Wells Fargo branch that was robbed Monday morning on Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville has a lengthy history of being targeted by robbers, according to a spokesman with the bank.

Counting Monday's incident, the branch in the 3000 block of Lawrenceville Highway has been targeted six times in seven years by bank robbers.

"The vast majority of people who commit these crimes get caught," said Jay Lawrence, a spokesman for Wells Fargo.

He said the bank installed bullet-resistant glass after an incident in December of 2012, and all employees are now trained on how to handle bank robberies. Lawrence said that training protocol worked out perfectly Monday morning, as no one inside the branch was hurt, and the suspect was caught a short time later.

"The safety and security of our customers and team members is our top concern, so we use the latest deterrents to minimize the risk and keep everyone safe," said Lawrence.

The bank closed after police cleared the scene Monday afternoon. Lawrence said it was scheduled to reopen on time, Tuesday morning.

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