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Tifton bank robbed, suspect caught

Tifton - A bank robber phoned in a bomb threat to Tift County High School this morning as a diversion to police.

In an 8:57 am call,  the man warned that there were pipe bombs and weapons at the school and that there would be a massacre.

Police rushed to the school and evacuated the building.  Twelve minutes later, the call came in that the First Community Bank on Second Street was robbed.

Tellers described the light blue vehicle the robber drove, and it was spotted on I-75 South, near the Cook/Lowndes County line.

Police chased him and he wrecked at Exit 29 and was taken into custody.

No one was injured.

Law officers are on the way back to Tift County with the robber.  

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