UPDATE: Synovus Bank robbery suspect arrested

UPDATE: Synovus Bank robbery suspect arrested

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Synovus bank at 3706 Wheeler Road was robbed just after 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement found and arrested the suspect just a few hours later.

Sergeant William McCarty with the sheriff’s office tells FOX 54 the bank robber walked into the bank and told the teller he had an explosive device. Sergeant McCarty said the teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of money before he fled the scene.

Witnesses tell them they saw a white man in a heavy coat drive off in a white Jeep Wrangler with Florida tags. The sheriff’s office confirms they are looking for a man who matches this description, and was heading East on Wheeler Road toward Bobby Jones Expressway. They also said he was wearing a fake beard during the robbery.

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Through the investigation, the sheriff’s office identified 33-year-old Yohanan Corder of Columbia, SC as the suspect. State and federal authorities located Corder in Columbia and took him into custody. They were also able to locate the Jeep Wrangler used in the robbery.

Corder is being held in SC pending extradition to Georgia. He is charged with armed robbery. Investigators say more charges may be coming.

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