UNION — The Union Public Safety Department is seeking to extradite an armed robbery suspect from Georgia and have him back in South Carolina by next week.
Glen Barry Roth is accused by the Public Safety Department of the Wednesday morning robbery of the Founders Federal Credit Union at 523 N. Duncan Bypass, Union.
According to the incident report, an officer was dispatched at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday to Founders Federal Credit Union in reference to a robbery. When the officer arrived he spoke with a teller employed at the bank who told him that an unknown white male came up to her window and demanded money. The teller said the man told her he had a weapon and that this was holdup and to give him all the money she had. She said he also asked her for a bag to put the money in.
Even though she did not see a weapon, the teller nevertheless gave the man approximately $2,900 in cash. She said he then took the money and left the bank, walking toward the nearby Waffle House where he got into a grey vehicle parked there and went toward US 176.
The white male was later identified by the Public Safety Department as Roth. The car he was driving was identified as a Silver Pontiac Sunfire with the South Carolina tag LQW-139.
In the aftermath of the robbery, the Public Safety Department announced that Roth should be considered armed and dangerous and asked that anyone with information on his whereabouts call 911.
The robbery took place around 9:40 a.m. and less than eight hours later Roth was taken into custody in Ashburn, Ga. by the FBI and the Georgia State Patrol.
Union Public Safety Director Sam White said Friday afternoon that Roth remains in custody in Georgia, but that his department plans to have him extradited back to South Carolina. He said that plans are for public safety officers to go to Georgia next week and take custody of him from Georgia authorities and bring him back to Union to be put in jail here and charged.
White said he had no information whether or not the money Roth is accused of stealing had been recovered. He said that when he was taken into custody in Georgia, Roth did not have a weapon in his possession.
This man is Glen Barry Roth and he is a suspect in the armed robbery of Founders Federal Credit Union on the Duncan Bypass Wednesday morning. Roth was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in Ashburn, Ga. by the Georgia State Patrol and the FBI. The Union Public Safety Department plans to seek his extradition back to South Carolina and hopes to have him back in Union by next week.