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Brooklet bank robbery suspect in custody; was unarmed
Statesboro man detained at CORE Credit Union

              An elderly man reportedly attempted to rob a Brooklet bank Tuesday morning, and Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents are investigating, said GBI Special Agent-in-charge Catherine Sapp.
        No one was injured and the man, Richard McComb of Statesboro, is in custody, said Brooklet Police Chief Clifford "Max" Mayer. McComb's street address and age were unavailable.
        Brooklet Police Sgt. Tracy Atkinson responded around 9 a.m. to CORE Credit Union on Highway 80 East in Brooklet after an alarm, then a phone call from someone inside the bank, he said. McComb reportedly announced he was robbing the bank, then told bank employees he was "staying inside the bank."
        Atkinson remained outside the bank until members of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Crime Suppression Team arrived, along with other Brooklet police and Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies. Upon entering the bank they took McComb into custody without incident, Mayer said.
        GBI agent Chuck Sullenger also responded and took over the lead investigation, he said.
        McComb was unarmed, Sapp said.
        Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Akins said Tuesday afternoon that McComb has medical issues that required treatment and those would be addressed before he was booked into the Bulloch County Jail.
        Sapp said McComb will be charged with bank robbery.
        Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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