Suspect nabbed for attempted bank robbery

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies arrested a 48-year-old man accused of attempting to rob a bank on Pawley's Island Wednesday morning.

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office has charged Elgin Cohen of Spartanburg with attempted bank robbery and was locked up at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Deputies responded to the Citizens Bank on 10769 Ocean Hwy in reference to a possible attempted robbery. When authorities arrived they say they found Cohen at the parking lot where he was arrested.

Bank employee's told deputies that Cohen entered the bank and told the clerk that he was going to rob the bank. Witnesses say that Cohen then gestured as if he had a weapon and then left the bank on foot.

No money was taken.

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