Police quickly arrest Brunswick bank robber

Published On: Aug 30 2013 10:16:50 AM EDT

Less than 90 minutes after the South Coast Bank on Newcastle Street was robbed on Tuesday, police found their suspect driving a stolen pickup truck.

Brunswick police called to a reported armed robbery were told a white man entered the bank about 4:40 p.m. and handed a note to one of the tellers demanding money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of cash and left the bank.

Police said the suspect did not show a weapons.

The suspect description was distributed and Brunswick and Glynn County police set up a perimeter began searching for the robber.  About 6 p.m., a person matching the description was found at the Citgo station on Highway 341 and taken into custody.

Police said Gary Joyner, 52, was driving a Chevrolet pickup truck reported stolen from Fernandina Beach. Officers also said he had crack cocaine in his possession.

Police some of the money from the robbery was recovered.

Joyner was arrested on charges of bank robbery by intimidation and theft by receiving stolen property. The investigation continues with the possibility of additional charges pending.

Joyner is considered homeless but has family in the Brunswick area.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective Roy Blackstock at 912-279-2634 or the Silent Witness Hotline at 912-267-5516.


The views expressed below are not those of News4Jax or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus