Summerville Police arrest suspect in bank robbery

Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 12:31 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2022 at 5:36 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Summerville Police say they arrested a suspect in a Monday morning bank robbery within an hour of the incident.

Police responded at approximately 10:30 a.m. Monday to the First Citizens Bank on Old Trolley Road where the robbery was reported.

A witness gave police a description of the robber and pointed them in the general direction the robber was headed. Police Lt. Chris Hirsch said detectives were able to compare that witness description to bank security video and were able to locate the person within thirty to forty-five minutes.

“We’ve got money that has been blown across the street, I guess when the suspect ran. He had it in his hands,” Hirsch said at the scene. “So there’s a couple of different things going on and we’re trying to collect all the evidence.”

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office assisted Summerville Police at the scene.

Authorities say they were able to collect all of the money that had blown away.

Police have not yet released the name of the person arrested in connection with the robbery.

The Summerville Police Department said officers responded to the First Citizen’s Bank on Old Trolley Road Monday morning for a bank robbery.

Officers say they were able to take the suspect into custody.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.