FBI arrests suspected bank robber

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The man police say is responsible for several bank robberies in the North Fulton and metro Atlanta areas is in Fulton County jail.

The suspect, 30-year-old David A. Conn, was arrested by the FBI in Tucker and charged with criminal attempt to commit armed robbery by Sandy Springs police and two counts of armed robbery by Milton and Atlanta police.

Capt. John Huey, head of Milton police’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID), said in each of the bank robberies the suspect handed over similar notes.

“It was the same type of information — I’ve got a bomb outside, give me the money out of a specific drawer, don’t give me any dye packs, that type of stuff,” he said.

Sandy Springs police were able to determine Conn was the man they wanted and worked with Milton and Atlanta police to track him down. Huey said investigators met with Conn’s parents in Cherokee County, his last known address, and they said he might be in Tucker.

FBI agents, who are involved in bank robberies because the money taken is federally insured, arrested Conn in Tucker and turned him over to local police, said Huey.

“Conn said he was a dope addict, but didn’t want to talk to anyone about the bank robberies,” said Huey.

Conn was arrested for the July 1 robbery of a Wachovia bank at the Birmingham Crossroads, the June 25 attempted robbery of a Bank of America on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and the June 10 robbery of a Wachovia on Northside Parkway in Atlanta.

Alpharetta police believe he is a person of interest in the June 30 robbery of a SunTrust Bank located in the Publix grocery store on State Bridge Road and have placed an investigative hold on him, according to Fulton Jail records.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office also took a felony probation violation arrest warrant out for Conn because of a November 2006 conviction for possession of methamphetamines and burglary.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Conn was released from Scott State Prison in January 2000, where he served two years for forgery, theft, shoplifting and attempted escape.