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Wachovia robbed, suspect captured
A robber that struck the Wachovia branch on Ga. Hwy 138 Friday morning was caught shortly after fleeing the bank. - photo by By Bryan Fazio

Bank robbers thinking of striking Conyers might want to think again, according to acting Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson.

A Stockbridge man who robbed the Wachovia branch on Ga. Highway 138 was caught and arrested shortly after he fled the bank.
Kortez Antjuan Allen, 30, walked into the bank around 11 a.m., demanded money, left the building and got into a silver colored vehicle and left the scene. It was unclear if he threatened having a weapon, said Wilson.

"With the number of robberies that we have had, we had put a plan in place and that plan went into effect," said Wilson. "We caught him at the Shell gas station about seven minutes after the robbery."

Allen tried to run when he was cornered, but by that point there were a number of officers at the gas station and he was caught and taken into custody.

Allen will be charged with robbery, although it's not yet clear if that will be a federal charge or state charge.
That Wachovia branch had been robbed just months before in January.

Conyers police revised the plan they had in place after the April 3 bank robbery occurred at a BB&T branch on Ga. Highway 20.
"We've organized ourselves and come up with a plan that we feel pretty confident in," said Wilson.

"If people decide to come out here and rob a bank, they've got a real high probability of going to prison for a while."