Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Police say 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 say it turns out the suspect's gun was a plastic toy. He was taken to a hospital after being shot. The FBI says it won't release the suspect's identity until federal charges are filed.
Police spokeswoman Lt. Pam Kunz says 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.
(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)