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Wig-wearing man robs bank, escapes on bicycle

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

Police say a man wearing a bright blonde wig robbed a bank and then escaped on a bicycle in DeKalb County on Friday.

Authorities say the armed man walked into the Bank of America on Panola Road and demanded cash.

"Threw a bag inside and told her to fill the bag up with money and told us to get on the ground so I knelt behind the counter," said Nicholas Jordan, who was in the bank at the time of the robbery.

Jordan said that man had attracted attention even before he pulled a gun.

"I noticed him right away because when I walked, I saw him sitting there. He had on the wig and he just kind of looked like a transsexual. He had a big scar on his face. That was actually the most notable thing," Jordan.

After getting some cash, the man left the bank on a bicycle.

"Took the bag and walked calmly out. The security guard held the door for him. His bike was leaned on the window here. Jumped on his bike and pedaled off," said Jordan.

As he was being pursued by a security guard, the man ditched the bike behind a shopping center and fled on foot.

No injuries were reported.

Police and K-9 units searched the area but could not find the suspect.  Investigators said they have good leads and hope that surveillance footage will yield more clues.

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