Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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NORCROSS -- Investigators have tied two Covington residents to a SunTrust bank heist near Norcross that netted more than $6,000 six months ago.
Andrew Henderson, 27, and the alleged get-away driver, Bianca Jackson, 22, are charged with armed robbery and weapons possession in the Dec. 8 stick-up.
Jackson was apprehended Tuesday, six days after Henderson.
According to Gwinnett police, the duo targeted a SunTrust branch at 5950 Jimmy Carter Blvd. about 12:30 p.m. A teller told police a man entered the bank and handed over a bank withdraw slip with "Robbery," "$5,000" and "In Bag" scribbled on it.
The teller told police the robber flashed a small, black semi-automatic pistol and said, "Don't do nothing funny or panic ... I'm just trying to make money like you are," according to a police report.
Another employee told police he witnessed the suspect dart next door to a Country Inn and Suites and enter the passenger side of a bronze Oldsmobile Alero. The bank's losses were tallied at $6,758.
Henderson faces an additional charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both suspects remain jailed in Gwinnett without bond.