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BB&T armed robbery suspect arrested

56-year-old John Johnston, of Newnan, GA 56-year-old John Johnston, of Newnan, GA

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police say they have arrested the man they believed robbed a BB&T on Whitesville on Tuesday.

They say round 2:30 p.m., 56-year-old John Johnston, of Newnan, GA entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.

Johnston allegedly fled in an Honda Accord. Witnesses were able to capture the car's tag number.

He was later arrested by the Newnan Police Department, after investigators used witness information to located the car.

Johnston was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

He is scheduled to appear in Recorder's Court Wednesday at 2:00 p.m.

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