St. George bank robbery suspect arrested in Colleton County

VIDEO: Man accused in St. George bank robbery arrested

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - A man wanted for robbing a bank in St. George has been arrested in Colleton County.

The St. George Police Department says Sean Saxby was arrested on a warrant for entering a bank with intent to steal. He was locked up at the Colleton County Detention Center.

The robbery happened at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the First Citizens Bank on Parler Avenue, according to Police Chief Brett Camp.

St. George Police, the Dorchester and Colleton County Sheriff’s Offices, the FBI and U.S. Federal Probation and Parole identified the bank robber as Saxby, who is from Walterboro, Camp said.

Police say Saxby walked into the bank wearing a gray hoodie shirt, knitted cap with a dust mask covering his face and wearing sunglasses. Tellers told investigators the man approached the counter and said, “This is a bank robbery, give me the money no dye packs.”

Police say Saxby did not present a gun or hand over a note. The teller handed over an unspecified amount of money and the man walked out of the bank and left the area on foot.

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