Man in jail after allegedly robbing bank, calling in bomb threat

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Friday, Sept. 6, 2013

SWAINSBORO, Ga (WRDW) -- A man is in jail after allegedly robbing a bank and calling in a bomb threat as a distraction, said Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Rocky Davis.

A bomb threat to a high school was called in at 9:14 a.m, Davis said. Shortly after emergency personnel got to the school, the Swainsboro Police Department was notified of a robbery at Robins Federal Credit Union on South Main Street.

The suspect parked his car about a block from the credit union, pulled a bike out of the trunk, rode the bike to the credit union, did the robbery, Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison said. He then rode the bike back to his car, put it back in his trunk and drove away.

A bank customer was following the suspect while on the phone with 911 with the tip, Ellison said. The suspect drove over nine miles with units following him until he gave himself up to the Sheriff's Office.

As the suspected robber was running from the bank, his escape route took him past the high school.

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