Most Wanted: Torionta Drayton

By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Police are looking for 31-year-old Torionta Drayton. Drayton is wanted on charges of bank robbery in connection with a Feb. 10 incident at a BB&T branch on Dorchester Road.

"He had a bag and a gun, displayed it, walked up to the teller and told her to give me the money and this is right after they opened up," said North Charleston Police Sgt. Brian Adams.

Cops said Drayton wasn't satisfied with just getting money. They say he also took the teller's car. "Saw the car, asked whose car it was. She said it was mine, got the keys and that's when he left," said Adams.

Police said the teller did the right thing by cooperating with the suspect. "She had to be terrified. He came in, he had the bag ready to go," said Adams.

Cops had no problem identifying Drayton as their suspect. Somebody recognized him from the surveillance video shown on television,

Officers found the getaway car a few days after the robbery, but Drayton has managed to dodge detectives. "He is considered armed and dangerous because he was definitely caught on video with a handgun," said Adams.

Cops are confident they will catch Drayton. "Especially with your help, getting him on TV, I think it's just a matter of time," said Adams.

Drayton may be hiding out in North Charleston or Sumter, where he has family.

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.

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