UPDATE: (Sept. 2, 4:12 p.m.) Police have identified the two suspects arrested after this morning's robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Dogwood Drive.
The alleged gunman was identified as Michael Odle, 36, of Wellington Drive in Covington. He was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, posession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and obstruction.
The alleged getaway driver was identified as Daniel Honzu, 30, of Sweetgum Trail in Conyers. He was charged with party to armed robbery and party to aggravated assault.
Both have been booked into the Rockdale County jail.
(Sept. 2, 12:58 p.m.) Conyers police have apprehended two suspects following a brief manhunt this morning after a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on Dogwood Drive.
Around 11:15 a.m., a black male wearing a mask and carrying a silver handgun reportedly entered the bank and demanded an amount of money. The teller complied with the demands and the robber fled the store on foot. Once outside, the man reportedly ran behind the Home Depot where he entered a Chevrolet driven by another male.
While fleeing the scene, the suspected robbers were stopped by a Conyers police officer on Old Covington Highway. The two men got out of the car and fled on foot. One man was caught and detained while the other escaped.
About 50 Conyers police officers and Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputie then setup a perimeter in the area between Sigman Road, Gees Mill, and Old Covington Highway. About an hour later, they were able to apprehend the second suspect who was reportedly hiding in the brush.
"We have an almost 100 percent bank robbery solve rate," pointed out CPD Lt. Jack Dunn.
Dunn said he did not know if there was a connection with other robberies.
At this time, the suspects' identities have yet to be determined.
No one was injured in the incident but an ambulance was reportedly called to the bank to treat distraught customers.
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IN BRIEF: Conyers police report two suspects are in custody following a brief manhunt this morning after a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on Dogwood Drive. Check back to www.rockdalenews.com for more on this developing story.