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FBI: Tupelo bank robber may have struck first in Atlanta

Surveillance photos from a bank robbery in Atlanta show a man wearing a jacket identical to the one worn by the robber in the Tupelo bank robbery. (Photo source: FBI) Surveillance photos from a bank robbery in Atlanta show a man wearing a jacket identical to the one worn by the robber in the Tupelo bank robbery. (Photo source: FBI)
Surveillance photo from the Bancorp South robbery in Tupelo. (Photo source: WMC-TV) Surveillance photo from the Bancorp South robbery in Tupelo. (Photo source: WMC-TV)
ATLANTA (WLOX) -

Investigators say they have a new lead in the search for a bank robbery who shot and killed a Tupelo Police officer this week. FBI officials announced Friday night that the robber in the Tupelo case may be the same person who tried to rob a bank that same day in Atlanta.

Investigators said surveillance video from both banks shows the robber wearing the same jacket. They believe the man tried to rob the Atlanta bank Monday, then drove to Tupelo and robbed the Bancorp South there. He was seen leaving in a light grey vehicle, possibly a Chrysler 200, with no license plate displayed.

Sergeant Gale Stauffer was shot and killed in the Tupelo robbery. Another officer, Joseph Maher, was also injured. He was recently listed in stable condition.

Friday, mourners from across the state, and even other parts of the country gathered to pay their respect to Stauffer. Governor Phil Bryant declared it an official day of mourning for Sergeant Stauffer.

A $200,000 reward is now on the table for information leading to an arrest in the case. If you have any information that could help investigators, call the FBI's tip line, 1-800-CALL FBI (1-800-225-5324).

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