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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Georgia

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Pooler Resident Indicted On Two Local Robberies

SAVANNAH, GA -- BOBBY JOE WHITE, JR., 42, of Pooler, Georgia was indicted last week by the federal grand jury sitting in Savannah for robbing the Sea Island Bank and the Biomat USA Savannah Blood Plasma Donation Center.  According to the indictment, White allegedly robbed the Sea Island Bank on November 1, 2013 by “force, violence, and intimidation.”  Three weeks later, on November 22, 2013, White allegedly robbed the Biomat USA Savannah Plasma Donation Center of about $8,000 in cash.

White faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years of supervised release for each robbery charge.  An indictment is only an accusation and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is entitled to a fair trial, during which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case arose out of an investigation by the FBI Safe Streets Violent Crime Task Force of Southeast Georgia, which was assisted by the Pooler Police Department and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Charlie Bourne is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.   

Updated April 10, 2015