Army National Guardsmen Charged In Bank Robbery

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Jemelle Francis; Menshack Nyepah
CONYERS, Ga.,None — Two Army national guardsmen are accused of robbing a Georgia's Own Credit Union at gunpoint.

Two masked men robbed the Conyers bank at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a Conyers police news release. Police said the two men ordered bank personnel and customers to the ground, before running away from the scene.

The pair was picked up by an accomplice in a silver Mercury Marquis on Sigman Road, police said. They said a married couple followed the car and relayed its location to officers.

Army National Guardsman Accused In Robbery

Officers tracked the car down and found it abandoned in a nearby warehouse, police said. Meanwhile, the car's owner, 25-year-old Jemelle Francis, was in a nearby subdivision reporting that he had been carjacked, police said.

Francis later admitted that he was one of the armed men at the bank, police said. They said further investigation lead them to another suspect, 21-year-old Menshack Nyepah.

Both men are Army national guard specialists based out of Fort Gillem in Forest Park, Ga. They were being held at the Rockdale County Jail. Detectives said they were working to confirm the identity of the third suspect.