Security guard shoots bank robber during hold up
DECATUR (AP) — Police said a security guard shot a robber who tried to hold up a metro Atlanta bank using a toy gun.
WXIA-TV reports a man tried to rob a Citizens Trust bank in Decatur minutes after it opened Wednesday. A security guard shot the would-be robber in the knee.
DeKalb County police said it turns out the suspect’s gun was a plastic toy. He was taken to a hospital after being shot. The FBI said it won’t release the suspect’s identity until federal charges are filed.
Police spokeswoman Lt. Pam Kunz said a bank employee’s leg was grazed in the shooting after the security guard fired several rounds. The woman was treated and back at work within an hour.