Man tries to rob W. Ashley bank; Could be linked to other robbery

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County sheriffs deputies are looking for a suspect in the attempted robbery of a Bank of America on Sam Rittenberg Highway in West Ashley.

Deputies say the suspect in the Bank of America incident did not get away with any cash. They believe they may be looking for the same suspect Charleston Police are trying to catch for a Wachovia bank robbery earlier Saturday.

In that bank robbery, police say the suspect is a 5'8 black male wearing a white shirt and baggy pants. He allegedly robbed a Wachovia on Sam Rittenberg Highway.

The two heists took place within blocks of each other in the span of about 30 minutes.

Investigators say no one was hurt in either incident.

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