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List of charges grows longer for bank robbery suspect

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A man charged with two Lowcountry bank robberies has now been charged with a third robbery.

The North Charleston Police Department charged Kelvin Barton for the Sept 2, 2010 bank robbery of the State Credit Union at 6750 Rivers Ave.

According to investigators, witnesses identified Barton as the suspect. Police say the suspect entered the bank, approached the counter then pointed a black semi-auto pistol at the teller and got money.

A police report states that the suspect then moved to the next window, pointed the weapon at the teller and demanded money. The suspect then took money and left.

Barton just had his second bond hearing Thursday because he is accused of robbing two banks, one on Johns Island on Tuesday and one back in April. Barton appeared in court Thursday for the April 5 bank robbery at the National Bank of South Carolina on Sam Rittenberg in West Ashley.

Bond was set at $125,000.

On Wednesday, Barton's bond was set at over $200,000 for the Johns Island bank robbery, which led Charleston County sheriff's deputies on a chase.

Deputies say Barton walked into the First Federal Bank on Highway 17 and Main Road Tuesday. After stealing money, he led deputies and police on a chase that ended on Dorchester Road. He tried to run away, but was caught. Three people were injured in the crash that occurred during the chase.


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