Conyers bank robbery leads to 13-mile chase

CONYERS, Ga. -- A 13-mile chase ended, Friday, with the arrest of two bank robbery suspects.

Police said the chase began after the suspects, Marc Anthony Ceasar, 32, of Douglasville and Marcus Jerome Nolen, 22, of Decatur allegedly robbed the Wells Fargo bank in the 1200 block f Dogwood Drive in Conyers.

Just after 4:40 p.m. witnesses said the two pulled right up to the front doors of the the bank in plane view and just moments before the location closed for the day.

During the robbery, one suspect pointed a handgun at each of the victims and ordered them to the ground. They threatened to kill the tellers if they did not hand over the cash. The two then fled to their getaway vehicle - a Toyota Camry that was described by witnesses who called 911.

Police quickly found the fleeing vehicle at the intersection of Dogwood Drive and Highway 138.

What followed spanned two counties as Corporal Shyra Hardwick stayed in pursuit and relayed information back to dispatchers as Rockdale County officers joined the chase.

The chase continued on Hi Roc Road to Irwin Bridge Road into DeKalb County as Conyers officer James King maintained a visual on the suspect.

Ultimately, he and Rockdale County deputies boxed in the getaway vehicle on Smoke Creek Parkway.

The two now face one count each of armed robber, 11 counts each of aggravated assault and false imprisonment and one count of obstruction related to the escape attempt.

With the interest of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal charges are also possible.

(© 2017 WXIA)


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