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Police say device in Summerville bank robbery not a bomb

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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Police Monday said the device a bank robbery suspect told employees was a bomb was not.

According to officials, the BB&T at Main and 8th streets was robbed around noon Monday. The suspect, they said, entered the bank and told employees he had a bomb.

Police cleared the scene and declared the device safe about 3:45 p.m. Monday after isolating the area surrounding the bank for three hours.

The State Law Enforcement Division and the bomb squad were called in to investigate due to the threat of an explosive device.

Police identified the suspect as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s. Officials said he was approximately 5'7" tall. He fled the scene of the robbery on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured during the robbery.

The robbery marks the 12th in the Charleston metro area since June 7.

For a timeline of all the recent bank robberies, click here.

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