Armed robbery suspect sought by police

Anderson Dixon, 54, is wanted by the Gainesville Police Department in connection with a Feb. 18 bank robbery in Gainesville, and law enforcement officials are asking for help from the public in locating Dixon.

Surveillance photo from the time of the robbery at the BB&T on Jesse Jewell Parkway

Georgia Dept. of Corrections - Dodge State Prison, Release date 05/09/2016.

A warrant on charges of armed robbery and terroristic threats has been issued for Dixon, an Atlanta resident who spent more than a dozen years in Georgia prisons on multiple convictions for burglary and a firearms possession charge.

"We want to thank our community, FBI, GBI, Hall County Probation, and Hall County Sheriff’s Office for their roles in providing vital information during the course of the investigation,” Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said in a press release obtained by ConnectLocal.News this afternoon. According to statements made by law enforcement officials, Dixon allegedly entered the bank through the main lobby and handed a note to a teller demanding money and threatening to shoot the teller if the money was not handed over.

The teller handed over the money while the rest of the bank employees “acted professionally and efficiently," officials stated, adding that bank employees were helpful in providing important information that assisted with the investigation.

“How the bank employees responded while in fear for their lives should also be commended. We are fortunate no one was physically hurt during this incident, but we must continue to show those involved our support as we move forward," stated Parrish.

Anyone with information is asked to call 770-534-5251.


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