Customer helps police track down downtown bank robber

Published: Mar. 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2013 at 8:59 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 50-year-old woman accused of robbing a downtown bank last week was arrested after a customer in line followed the suspect.

The Charleston Police Department charged Delores Jean Baines with entering a bank with the intent to steal.

On Friday afternoon, police say Baines entered the First Citizens Bank on 317 Meeting St., walked up to a teller and said,"Give me ten thousand dollars."

When the teller asked if Baines was cashing in a check, Baines said, "No, I'm taking the money, don't give me any die packs."

According to investigators, when Baines left the bank with money, a customer, who was standing behind Baines in line, followed her and informed police of the incident.

A police report states another witness also followed Baines to Meeting and Hutson streets and alerted authorities to Baines location.

Officers say money was hanging out of Baines sweater pocket when they located her.

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