Sheriff's office: Man who held up W. Ashley bank may be serial robber

Surveillance photo of the suspect (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
Surveillance photo of the suspect (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say the man who robbed the Wells Fargo at the corner of Ashley River Road and Sam Rittenburg on Thursday may be a serial bank robber wanted for holdups in five states.

Local authorities say they are currently working with FBI in other jurisdictions. On Friday, investigators released a surveillance photo of the man they say robbed the Wells Fargo Bank in West Ashley.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded to the Well's Fargo Bank on 1776 Ashley River Road around 2:33 p.m. Thursday for a robbery.

No gun was displayed or seen during the robbery, deputies say.

Authorities describe the suspect as a white male, mid-50's with a grey beard, wearing a dark grey type polo shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.

The suspect was last seen leaving the bank on foot down Highway 61 towards Wallace School Road. He made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

This is the third bank robbery this week. North Charleston police are investigating a robbery at the First Federal on Rivers Avenue and Charleston County investigators are looking for two men who robbed the First Citizens in Hollywood.

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