Christmas bank burglary foiled

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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