Statesboro Police, FBI look for credit union robbers

By Dal Cannady - bio | email

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Statesboro police and the FBI are searching for suspects in a pair of midday robberies of credit unions that happened over the past two days.

Around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, a man walked into the CORE Credit Union branch on Highway 67 near Veterans Memorial Parkway. The man pointed a gun at a teller and left with a money bag.

Security videos showed him wearing dark pants, a dark shirt, a ski mask and a cap. Witnesses later described him to police as a black male, between 6'4" and 6'6", and weighing about 260 pounds. Cameras showed the man running out of the parking toward East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

The robbery was the second in two days. Two men walked into the Geo-Vista credit union on South Main Street and demanded money. Statesboro police say they arrested a man yesterday in connection with that robbery.

"We believe they (the robberies) are related in some way, form or fashion," explained Wendell Turner, the city's public safety director.

Anyone with information about the cases is asked to call Statesboro Police at 912.764.9911.

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