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NCPD: Suspect in failed bank robbery attempt found hiding under house

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Published: Feb. 24, 2016 at 10:03 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 24, 2016 at 10:05 PM EST
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Source: CCDC
Source: CCDC

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 32-year-old man who attempted to rob a bank in North Charleston was found hiding under a house on Wednesday.

The North Charleston Police Department charged Jermaine Jamar Johnson with entering a bank with intent to steal.

He is expected to have a bond hearing on Thursday.

"Shortly before 2 p.m. today, a male subject wearing a grey beanie, black jacket, burgundy shirt, jeans, and black shoes entered the SC Federal Credit Union at 1900 McMillan Ave, approached the teller and inquired about opening a checking account," NCPD officials said.

According to investigators, the suspect then gave a check to the teller that read "give me all of your money" written on it.

"As the teller reached to open the drawer the suspect turned and exited the bank without obtaining any money," authorities said.

Officers reported they were told of the direction the suspect fled the bank and set up a perimeter.

Police say the suspect was then located hiding under a home the 1900 block of Leland Street.

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