Police investigate multiple bank robberies in same week

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - When two men robbed the First Federal Bank on Dorchester Road in North Charleston on Thursday, it marked the third bank robbery in a week.

The robbers, described as two black males dressed in all black or dark clothing and possibly wearing bandanas or a face covering, entered by a side door, forced the employees to give them an undetermined amount of money and then fled on foot.

At least one of the men carried a handgun.

On Wednesday, a man dressed in women's closing robbed the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union near the Northwoods Mall.

Police described him as a black man, 5' 6" tall, approximately 135 pounds and was wearing a purple blouse with a dark, printed skirt, a black wig and a black shoulder bag, said police.

The robber presented a note to a teller demanding money around 9:30 a.m. No weapon was presented and the teller complied. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

A second Heritage Trust branch was robbed in Mt. Pleasant on Monday when the suspect jumped over the counter and demanded money from the clerk. The robbery happened at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union at the corner of Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and Bowman Road.

Police say they're looking for a male suspect who's about six feet tall, has a normal build and weighs about 190 pounds.

Police believe Monday's robbery is connected with an April robbery on Folly Road because both suspects jumped over the counter at the bank.
In March, authorities responded to four bank robberies during the same week.

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