Bond set at $200,000 for woman arrested for West Ashley bank robbery

VIDEO: Bond set at $200,000 for woman arrested for West Ashley bank robbery

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Bond was set at $200,000 for a 30-year-old woman who was arrested in connection with a West Ashley bank robbery on Tuesday.

Audra Teresa Garvi of Charleston was charged with entering a bank with intent to steal.

Police say a woman, later identified as Garvin, went into the CresCom Bank in the 800 block of Orleans Road Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.

Investigators say Garvin went up to a teller, placed an empty purse on the counter and said “put all the money in it.”

Police took surveillance photos of the robbery to the Motel 6 on Savannah Highway. The court papers state at first the clerk didn’t recognize the woman, but the clerk soon called 911 and said they believed the suspect just checked out of a room and left in a cab.

Cops then tracked down the cab with Garvin inside. Investigators said she was wearing the same clothing and accessories seen in the video. Officers also recovered some cash.

In bond court, Garvin’s mom told the judge her daughter is on meth and asked him to keep her in jail.

The victim advocate said the teller was left traumatized.

Police said tips given to Crime Stoppers helped in the investigation.

If convicted, Garvin faces up to 25 years in prison.

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