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UPDATE: Feds silent on 2 arrested for Johnson City credit union robbery

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 15, 2016 at 5:10 PM

Names were not released, but Johnson City police reported today that two people had been arrested in connection with the Eastman Credit Union branch robbery earlier this week.

On Thursday, Johnson City police investigators with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified and found two people in connection with the Eastman Credit Union robbery. Both were arrested on unrelated charges and will be indicted for the robbery at a later date through the federal court system, police said.

“This involves an ongoing investigation, so we have no additional information to release at this time,” said Sharry Dedman-Beard, law enforcement coordinator/public information officer for the Eastern District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, when asked for the names of the men arrested.

On Tuesday afternoon, a man handed a note to a cashier, seeking to rob the credit union branch at 113 Broyles Drive. Shortly after the alleged robbery, police released surveillance images to media outlets in hopes of identifying the man.

The case was turned over to the Johnson City Office of the FBI for prosecution through the federal court system. Police said no names were released because federal charges are pending.

Investigators had described the man as a “white male with a dark complexion” and dark facial hair in his mid- to late 20s, about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, about 160 to 180 pounds and is wearing dark pants, a black, hooded jacket and a black scarf.

Police said the man exited the building on foot and left the area. Officers also were searching for a silver 2012-13 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback that reports say was circling the bank before the robbery.

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