Customer Tackles Atlanta Bank Robber POSTED: 5:41 pm EDT July 10, 2007 UPDATED: 5:35 am EDT July 11, 2007 ATLANTA -- Timothy Armstead came to the Washington Mutual Bank on Candler Road Tuesday afternoon to try and find out how someone stole $100 from his account. Then, someone tried to steal $2,000 from the bank. Armstead said there was too much stealing going on so he jumped into action. â€œThe guy said he was going to blow up the building. I really didnâ€™t understand because I thought it was a joke,â€ said Armstead. He soon found out it was no joking manner. Police said a man was in the process of robbing the bank. Officials said the suspect brought a fire extinguisher in the bank and told a bank employee it was a bomb. Police said the man demanded $2,000 and said he wanted it in 50â€™s. â€œHe started giving a verbal countdown, I guess yelling inside the bank, â€˜You got 5 minutes,â€™ said Michael Payne with the DeKalb County Police Department. After the bank employee gave the suspect the money, he began to walk out and thatâ€™s when Armstead tackled the man. â€œI just brought him down to the ground and told him not to move,â€ said Armstead. Armstead, a former Marine, held the suspect down until police arrived. He said the man did not put up a fight, even when Armstead chastised him for making a bad decision. â€œI just told him it was a very stupid decision and now you get to spend 20 years of your life just for taking some money,â€ said Armstead. The fire extinguisher wasnâ€™t a bomb, but officers werenâ€™t taking any precautions and had fire trucks in the area. Officers had no explanation for why the suspect only wanted $2,000.