Wanted: Serial Bank Robber in South Carolina

7:18 PM, Nov 16, 2009   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a serial bank robber they say is operating in South Carolina and North Carolina.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for at least seven bank robberies across the two states beginning in September.

According to police, the first robbery occurred on September 23rd at a BB&T branch bank in Wilmington, North Carolina.  On October 9, another BB&T office was robbed in Spartanburg.

Officers say on October 13th, the same suspect struck a Carolina First bank in Greenville followed by another robbery in Spartanburg October 19th at a Wachovia branch. The suspect then returned to Wilmington hitting two Bank of America offices, one on November 3rd and another on November 10th.  

The suspect most recently struck a branch of Wachovia bank in Florence on November 13th.

The man appears to be disguising his appearance, and depending to the surveillance photograph, he's wearing either a cap or fishing hat, sunglasses, and a goatee.  In some photos, his complexion is darker than in others.

Officials say in the October 19th robbery, surveillance video from a nearby convenience store showed the suspect leaving the bank in a white 2007-2008 Ford F-150 fleet type truck. In the October 9 crime, eyewitnesses say he left in a burgundy SUV.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to Crimestoppers of the Midlands  . You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.



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