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Two arrested in Core Credit armed robbery
Woman sought in GeoVista armed robbery behind bars as well
Torrey Terrel Scott

      Statesboro Police detectives arrested two men Monday after a two-week-long investigation regarding the Sept. 9 armed robbery of Core Credit Union's Market District office, said Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner.
      Lawrence Gerald Hulbert Jr., 27, University Pointe Apartments, and Torrey Terrel Scott, 32, Madison Meadows Apartments, are each being held in the Bulloch County Jail without bond, charged with armed robbery, he said.
      The Statesboro Police and the Statesboro office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked in tandem to solve the two armed robberies which occurred within two days, he said. A woman whom police sought in connection with a Sept. 8 armed robbery of GeoVista Credit Union on South Main Street is also behind bars, he said.
      "Tymesha "Savage Doll" Hamilton was apprehended in Raleigh, North Carolina," he said."
      Hamilton has waived extradition and will be returning to Georgia to face charges.
      Turner said the two incidents are unrelated.
      "The investigation revealed no information to indicate the (Core Credit Union) robbery was connected with the (GeoVista) armed robbery..."
      Statesboro Police Det. Sgt. James Winskey and FBI special agents took both suspects into custody without incident Monday, he said.
      On Sept. 8, two men dressed in black, wearing red bandannas, robbed GeoVista Credit Union after walking into the South Main Street office around 2:30 p.m.
      They flashed a firearm and stole an undisclosed amount of cash, said Statesboro Police Capt. Scott P. Brunson. Of three suspects later apprehended, one was a teller at the credit union.
      The next day, a lone gunman entered Core Credit Union's branch on Brampton Avenue and held the tellers at gunpoint, escaping with an undisclosed amount of cash, he said.
       Turner said both cases are considered to be cleared by arrest and no further arrests are expected.

      Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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