BUFORD, Ga. (CBS46) – A woman shocked bank customers by jumping off the Chase Bank counter on Buford Drive and fighting with bank workers.
According to Gwinnett County police, the incident happened on January 25 when the woman initially attempted to withdraw $13,564 from an account. The cashier asked her to produce a credit card, account number and license, but the information she provided did not match the account. That’s when video shows she became distraught and jumped off the counter, eventually grabbing the bank tellers’ keys and opening the drawer, stealing $750, police say.
“” You went to take my fucking money? You went and sat there and took my money? said the woman, climbing on the counter.
While behind the counter, a Chase Bank employee tried to stop the woman, but the woman quickly grabbed a pair of scissors from the desk and waved them at the man.
“Even if you are an employee who works at this bank, I understand that you want to help the company you work for, but the best thing to do is to distance yourself from this person,” said David Nance, CEO of Security. Equipment Corporation. and a self-defense expert. That amount of money isn’t worth a life, and scissors can be a deadly weapon.
Interestingly, at one point, the woman can be heard asking onlookers to call the police as she stole the money from the drawer. After getting her hands on the money, the woman nonchalantly emerges from behind the counter and walks through the door, mumbling swear words as she walks out.
Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.
CBS46 contacted Chase Bank regarding the theft, but did not hear back as of 11 p.m. Thursday.
CBS46’s Allen Devlin spoke to some of the witnesses who declined to appear on camera but said they were “happy” the incident was over.
Chase Bank on Buford Drive was listed as ‘temporarily closed’ online, with the latest update to the branch’s opening hours being posted ‘last week’.
Police informed the media Friday morning that the woman had been identified and was looking for Sarahdia Camell, 32, of Long Beach, California.
Camell is 5-foot-2 and weighs 180 pounds. If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD Detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters may receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.