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Woman charged with false statements in robbery

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested a Savannah woman Friday, August 15th for making false reports of a robbery occuring last month.

Saturday, July 12, at 10:24 a.m., Metro responded to reports of an armed robbery at the Bank of America branch on the 200 block of Montgomery Street.

Officers were met at the scene by Sheila Evans, 44, of the 900 block of West Victory Drive. Evans claimed to have parked in an alley behind the bank to retrieve paperwork from her glove compartment, when she was approached by two men armed with a hand gun.

According to Evans, the men reached into her car, grabbed her purse and forced her to lay down in her car as they fled the scene.   
 
After several interviews, Evans admitted to detectives that she fabricated the story. Evans was charged for filing a false report, a misdemeanor, and making false statements, a felony. Evans was taken into custody.
 
Metro Police Chief Julie Tolbert said her officers will not allow false reports to tie up time and resources of the department. "If you make a false police report, you will be charged," she said.

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