A teller employed by Geovista Credit Union was arrested Wednesday after Statesboro Police detectives learned he was involved in Tuesday’s armed robbery of the South Main Street bank. Police also arrested a third man Thursday in connection to the armed robbery; one man was taken into custody Tuesday. Officers also seek a woman they suspect drove a getaway car.
Nicolas “Hocus Pocus” Roberts, 23, Glennville, worked as a teller at the credit union and was apparently involved in an “inside job,” said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.
Roberts was arrested Wednesday evening at his home in Glennville. Police executed a search warrant Thursday and arrested Marcus Dar-Rell “Q” Dean, 22, at his home at The Pointe at Southern apartments. Clifton “Twinkie” Allen, 22, of Seasons Apartments, was taken into custody Tuesday shortly after the robbery at Geovista Credit Union, he said.
Police are still investigating a second armed robbery Wednesday at Core Credit Union in The market District, where a black male, wearing dark clothing and standing 6’6”, weighing around 275 pounds, entered with a hand gun and robbed tellers of cash, he said.
Turner would not give details but said the robberies are likely related.
Detectives are still looking for Tymesha “Savage Doll” Hamilton, 24, of an undetermined address in Statesboro. She is believed to have been driving a “getaway” car during the Geovista incident. She is believed to have borrowed a car from a female friend to use, he said.
Allen is charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and two counts of false imprisonment, Turner said.
Dean, Roberts and Hamilton are each charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and two counts of false imprisonment, he said.
Turner had praise for other agencies involved in capturing the suspects, especially for Bulloch County 911 dispatchers.
Their help and technical support was “absolutely critical in developing leads in this case,” he said. “I definitely thank them and all other local agencies. We appreciate their help.”
The investigation also involved the Bulloch County Sheriff’s Department and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Statesboro Office, he said.
Anyone with information regarding the robberies or information about Hamilton’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.