Police: 'Merry Christmas' bank robbery suspect arrested

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Posted: Dec 22, 2015 9:21 PM

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — One day after a bank robber demanded cash but also wished the teller a merry Christmas, police in suburban Atlanta say a suspect turned himself in to face charges.

Gwinnett County police said in a news release that the robber entered a BB&T bank in Buford on Monday and handed a teller a note demanding money. At the end of the note, he had written, "Merry Christmas." Police say he got away with a small amount of cash.

In an update, police said 30-year-old Joshua Henry Harbin of Sugar Hill heard a news report about the case on the radio Tuesday and asked a local resident to call police and tell them he was involved in the robbery.

They said Harbin was locked up and faces one count of robbery.