Charleston police searching for bank robbery suspect

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies are searching for a bank robbery suspect near Sam Rittenberg Boulevard and Orleans Road in West Ashley.

The BB&T on Sam Rittenberg was robbed about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Deputies are on the scene gathering evidence and trying to locate the suspect.

The sheriff's department has deployed a chopper to search for the suspect by air as deputies cover the grounds around the bank.

According to scanner traffic, the suspect was described as wearing a black hoodie emblazoned with gold dollar signs.

The bank is situated in front of the First Klass Early Childhood Learning Center where parents have been picking up their children as police comb the area.

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