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Bluffton man accused in SC, Ga. bank robberies charged with W. Ashley robbery

Police on the scene of the bank robbery on Aug. 1 Police on the scene of the bank robbery on Aug. 1
Surveillance picture of the suspect at the NBSC bank on Aug. 1 and Gable. (Source: CCDC) Surveillance picture of the suspect at the NBSC bank on Aug. 1 and Gable. (Source: CCDC)
Police on the scene of the bank robbery on Aug. 1 Police on the scene of the bank robbery on Aug. 1
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A Bluffton man accused of bank robberies in South Carolina and Georgia has now been charged with a robbery in West Ashley. 

On Wednesday, investigators with the Charleston Police Department charged 41-year-old James Gable with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. 

Gable was then taken back to the Beaufort County Jail, where he was being held on similar charges for bank robberies in Bluffton, Beaufort County and Glynn County Georgia.

The CPD charges stem from an Aug. 1 robbery at the National Bank of South Carolina on 1870 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Around 2 p.m., a man wearing a fake beard, sunglasses and hat entered the bank. 

According to police, the man was armed with a gun and demanded money from the teller. After the man was given money, he fled the bank. 

Police say there were no injuries in the incident.

An investigation by Detective Daniel English revealed similarities in the NBSC robbery and other bank robberies in South Carolina and Georgia.  

Detective English then contacted agencies investigating those robberies to determine if the suspect in those robberies may have committed the robbery in Charleston. 

Through photographic evidence, witness statements and cell phone data, English was able to connect Gable to the NBSC robbery. 

Police are continuing the investigation. 

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