Suspect arrested after Augusta bank robbery, previously linked to other bank robberies


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A suspect is now in custody after being on the run following a bank robbery in Augusta.

Richmond County Investigators tell us that just after 11 a.m. on Thursday, an unidentified white man, now identified as 33-year-old Yohanan Corder of Columbia, South Carolina, entered the Synovus Bank on the 3700 block of Wheeler Road, approached the bank teller and stated that he had an ‘explosive device’ and demanded money.

The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of money. Corder then reportedly fled in a white Jeep Wrangler bearing a Florida tag.

Corder was later identified and apprehended in Columbia by investigators with help from South Carolina and Federal authorities.

Corder is charged with Armed Robbery and is being held in South Carolina pending extradition to Georgia. Additional charge may be forthcoming.

Previous media reports show that Corder has been linked to multiple bank robberies in the past, including three 2015 bank robberies in the Charleston, South Carolina area.

Original Article Below:

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Police are on the scene of an attempted bank robbery – and now they’re looking for the suspect who may have an explosive device.

NewsChannel 6 has learned through scanner traffic the suspect is a white male wearing a fake beard and an over sized coat.

He was last seen in a white 2-door Jeep Wrangler with a black hard top and bearing a Florida license plate.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for the latest.

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