Christmas bank burglary foiled

Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 1:28 PM
Last updated 1:30 PM
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RINCON, Ga. -- Rincon police and Effingham County sheriff’s deputies who responded to an alarm last night foiled a bank burglary.

A Savannah man, 44-year-old Timothy Meyers, is in the Effingham County jail, accused of breaking into the GeoVista Credit Union on Georgia Highway 21.

An alarm went off at the credit union shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday night. Officers and deputies responded, and found that the rear door of the bank had been forced open.

They found a man inside who ran from officers into a wooded area.

A deputy spotted Meyers walking in the area of Wisenbaker Road and arrested him. His truck was recovered, along with several tools that are commonly used to break and enter.

Meyers is facing several charges, including burglary, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of tools during the commission of a crime.

The inside of the bank suffered extensive damage and phone wires were cut, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman David Ehsanipoor.

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie and Rincon Police Chief Mike Bohannon commended the quick apprehension of the suspect by deputies, police and state troopers.

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David Parker
David Parker 12/26/11 - 05:24 pm
who smashes and grabs at a

who smashes and grabs at a bank? d.u.m.b.

Riverman1 12/26/11 - 05:32 pm
Willie Sutton, the most

Willie Sutton, the most famous bank robber ever, didn't smash, but he robbed using the technique of in and out in two minutes. After his about 32nd (sorry Masons) time robbing a bank he was caught. A reporter asked him why he robbed banks and Willie Sutton gave his classic reply.

"That's where the money is."

firstamendment23 12/28/11 - 09:07 am
Possession of tools during

Possession of tools during the commission of a crime? Now that's a new one. How many of these crazy charges are they going to continue to come up with? Just charge him with breaking and entering and lock him up and throw away the key. No sense in all these ridiculous charges.

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