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Suspect sought for armed robbery at First Federal bank

Mark Luppino (Source: Charleston Police Department) Mark Luppino (Source: Charleston Police Department)
Picture of the suspect's truck  (Source: Charleston Police Department) Picture of the suspect's truck (Source: Charleston Police Department)
Police respond to the First Federal bank on Sam Rittenberg after it was robbed on Friday. Police respond to the First Federal bank on Sam Rittenberg after it was robbed on Friday.
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Police are on the lookout for a man who robbed a First Federal bank in West Ashley around 12:15 p.m. on Friday.

According to the Charleston Police Department, the suspect went to the bank on 1309 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. and implied he had a weapon. Police have identified that suspect as 51-year-old Mark Luppino of Charleston.

Investigators say the suspect got away with $1,254 and that no one was injured.

"I was in the [bank] and saw the guy in there, but didn't pay any attention to him," said Albert Smalls, a customer at the bank. "And it didn't dawn on me that he was there to rob the bank. I didn't realize he was robbing the bank, until I came out and that's when everybody was saying the bank got robbed."

Authorities describe Luppino as a white male between 40 and 50 years old, 5'7", 160 pounds, wearing a khaki type cap, a white T-shirt, cargo khaki shorts, white socks and black tennis shoes. Police say Luppino drives a 1987 Toyota truck with the license plate tag number: 8335FQ.

If you have any information about this crime please call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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