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APD Seeks Help Identifying 'Buckhead Bandit' - Buckhead Patch

Atlanta Police are investigating a series of armed business robberies committed by a suspect, dubbed the Buckhead Bandit. Police have released the attached surveillance videos in hopes that the suspect may be identified.

The Buckhead Bandit, a black male suspect who is approximately 5-foot-7, is thought to have committed about 10 armed robberies in the area, including a pharmacy in Midtown and a Subway in Brookhaven.

Read more on Buckhead Patch.

Cop Thwarts Prison Smuggling Attempt at Federal Pen - East Atlanta Patch

Atlanta police report that one of its officers thwarted what seemed to be four people trying to smuggle items  — including two loaded handguns — into the U.S. Federal Penitentiary.

Prison officials say all inmates are accounted for and and that their movements are restricted at the minimum security complex as the matter is being investigated.

It's unclear if any of the men were employees or inmates.

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