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Man charged in SunTrust Bank robbery

Bianca Cain Johnson/ Staff
Deputies and investigators at the scene of a Thursday bank holdup
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 12:10 PM
Last updated 11:00 PM
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A man was arrested Thursday night and charged with the robbery of SunTrust Bank at 1631 Gordon Highway earlier in the day.

Eddie Garnett, 32, of Augusta, was being held in the Richmond County jail Thursday night on a charge of robbery by intimidation.
Eddie Garnett, 32, of Augusta, was being held in the Richmond County jail Thursday night on a charge of robbery by intimidation.


Eddie Garnett, 32, of Augusta, was caught by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Service about 9 p.m. at a hotel in the 3000 block of Washington Road, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier.

Garnett was being held in the Richmond County jail Thursday night on a charge of robbery by intimidation.

About 11:30 a.m., a man entered the bank wearing sunglasses, a black knit hat, black T-shirt and dark jeans and threatened to harm the tellers if they did not turn over the money, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser.

The man then jumped over the counter, took the money and ran.

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/11/12 - 12:34 pm
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Gutsy Move

with a RCSO substation less than 200 Yards away.

YeCats
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YeCats 10/11/12 - 12:55 pm
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Yes. Isn't KK there too?

Yes. Isn't KK across the street too?

gaflyboy
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gaflyboy 10/11/12 - 03:00 pm
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KK?

Good one YeCats! Took me a few minutes.

YeCats
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YeCats 10/11/12 - 10:17 pm
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Good job RCSD! Thank

Good job RCSD! Thank goodness, no one was harm.

Dr_Evil
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Dr_Evil 10/11/12 - 10:54 pm
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There's a college near by, too.

Maybe "someone" needs to enroll in "remedial" classes.

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dichotomy 10/12/12 - 10:18 am
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So, does this qualify as a

So, does this qualify as a non-violent offense and will our kum-ba-yah judges just send him to "don't rob the bank" counseling? After all, this was just a hopped up version of shoplifting.

A scumbag thief is a scumbag thief regardless of the method or the amount.

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