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Police: Robber Shot At Ga. Bank Had Toy Gun

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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Police say a security guard shot a robber who tried to hold up a metro Atlanta bank using a toy gun.

WXIA-TV reports a man tried to rob a Citizens Trust bank in Decatur minutes after it opened Wednesday. A security guard shot the would-be robber in the knee.

DeKalb County police say it turns out the suspect’s gun was a plastic toy. He was taken to a hospital after being shot. The FBI says it won’t release the suspect’s identity until federal charges are filed.

Police spokeswoman Lt. Pam Kunz says a bank employee’s leg was grazed in the shooting after the security guard fired several rounds. The woman was treated and back at work within an hour.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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