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Valdosta bank robber arrested

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A man was chased down on Wednesday and arrested after robbing a bank in Valdosta.

55-year-old John Gary of Valdosta was arrested and charged with armed robbery before noon for taking cash from the Bank of America on Patterson Street.

He was carrying a knife in bag, never revealed it to tellers, but Police say he gave the impression he had one.

Susan Jordan and her husband were cashing a check and wondered why Gary kept allowing others to go ahead of him in line. 

"A younger teller had been free plenty of times and she asked him two or three times "sir can I help you" and he deliberately waited until the older cashier was free," said witness Susan Jordan.

After taking the money, Gary ran. Citizens pointed police in the right direction and the short chase ended down Toombs Street close to Crane Avenue where he was arrested.

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