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Robbers of Newport bank may have struck in Georgia

Published: 8:39 AM, 01/03/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-The two robbers of Tennessee State Bank on Epley Road, on Dec. 26, may have robbed a Georgia bank two weeks earlier, Police Chief Maurice Shults of the Newport Police Department reported.

The police chief said Wednesday, Jan. 2, "The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking into that. There are some similarities" in the two robberies.

Law enforcement officials apparently have not yet identified the two robbers who hit Tennessee State Bank. One brandished a high-powered assault-type rifle when the two entered the bank around 3 p.m. on the day after Christmas.

Chief Shults said he was not aware the robbers hit any other banks besides the one in Gainesville, Ga.

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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