Bond set at $90k for suspected bank robber caught by cop at Walmart
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Bond was set at $90,000 for a man suspected of robbing a Summerville bank on Thursday and captured the same day after an off-duty police officer spotted him at the Goose Creek Walmart.
Charles E. Johnson III, 23, was arrested on Thursday and charged with entering a financial institution with intent to steal
The Goose Creek Police Department says the officer left work and stopped at Walmart Thursday evening where he recognized the suspect from a picture authorities had received earlier in reference to a bank robbery in Summerville at the First Federal Savings and Loan.
The officer then requested the picture be sent to him so he could verify the identity of the suspect. After receiving the picture, the officer called in other units and the suspect was arrested.
Johnson was taken into custody by the Summerville Police Department.
At 3:45 p.m., the First Federal Savings and Loan on 1315 N. Main St. was robbed. According to investigators, the Johnson entered the bank and demanded cash.
Police say the suspect also said he had a bomb.
Johnson is currently being held at the Hill Finklea Detention Center.
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