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Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

3 men arrested within hours

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Armed robbery reported at El Sombrero Tuesday

From left, Timothy Paul Dunigan, Curt Miller and Jeffrey Bernard Pinkston

After an armed robbery at the El Sombrero restaurant on Northside Drive East was reported about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Statesboro police, assisted by two other local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men as suspects before sunup.

The Statesboro Police Department responded, and officers began searching for suspects based on descriptions provided by the victim and witnesses, states a news release by SPD Information Specialist Madison Bridges.

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office K9 tracking team assisted in the search. Georgia Southern University Public Safety Department officers stopped a vehicle matching a description and discovered items reported taken from the victim, the SPD reports.

Statesboro police officers went to the scene of the traffic stop and continued the investigation. The suspects were arrested without incident and transported to the Bulloch County Jail to await court action, Bridges reports.

Timothy Paul Dunigan, 18, of Cedarwood Acres; Curt Miller, 19, of Lanier Drive; and Jeffrey Bernard Pinkston, 26, each were charged with one count of armed robbery. The SPD release states that Pinkston is from Milledgeville, but the Sheriff's Office booking summary gives his address as the same Lanier Drive apartment as Miller's residence.

The police news release lists the charge against each suspect as armed robbery of a business with a gun but does not state how many guns were involved.

The Sheriff's Office logged the arrest booking times at 4:21 a.m. and 4:44 a.m. Wednesday.

"We would like to thank the Bulloch County Sherriff's Office and Georgia Southern University Public Safety for their assistance in this investigation," Bridges wrote.

The Statesboro Police Department gives (912) 764-9911 as its number to call to submit non-emergency information on cases under investigation. Citizens can also submit information anonymously to police at or by texting TIPSSPD followed by the message to 274637 (CRIMES). For emergencies, dial 911.



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