Crime

August 29, 2014

Suspect accused of jumping over counter, robbing West Columbia bank

West Columbia police are looking for a man accused of jumping over a counter and stealing about $500 from the cash drawer of a local bank.

West Columbia police are looking for a man accused of jumping over a counter and stealing about $500 from the cash drawer of a local bank.

Police say the suspect is robbed the First Community Bank at 506 Meeting St. around 9 a.m. Friday morning.

The man entered the bank and presented a note to the teller demanding money, according to Chief Dennis K. Tyndall. The teller didn’t respond to the demand immediately, and the suspect became impatient.

Tyndall said the suspect then jumped over the counter and grabbed about $500 in cash from the cash drawer.

Witnesses told police the suspect was wearing a blue and white checkered or black and white checkered shirt with red plaid shorts, white ankle socks and white shoes of some type, Tyndall said.

The suspect left the bank on foot and is believed to have gotten into a four-door, marroon colored vehicle that was parked in the area, Tyndall said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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