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Arrest made in SunTrust Bank robbery

Waynesville Police Officers responded to the SunTrust Bank in downtown on Feb. 13 when it was reported a robbery had just occurred. A suspect description was quickly broadcast to all local agencies in an effort to locate and identify the female suspect, with no immediate results.

During the course of the investigation, surveillance photos from SunTrust Bank were released to the public asking for assistance in identifying the female suspect. Investigators received numerous tips from concerned citizens; tips that ultimately led to the arrest of Jennifer R. Bryant. Bryant was taken into custody in Canton Feb. 16 and was charged with common law robbery in connection to the SunTrust Bank incident.

The Waynesville Police Department would also like to express their sincere appreciation to the many citizens of Waynesville and Haywood County for taking the time to contact us with information during this investigation. Once again, we have proven that working together in a community effort makes Waynesville a safer place.

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