Crime & Courts

New images of serial bank robbery suspect released

Federal authorities are asking for help in locating a man they believe is responsible for robbing four banks in South Carolina since December.

The Richland County Sheriff's Department has released new images of the suspect taken while he sat in a McDonald's restaurant on Parklane Road for an hour before robbing a nearby bank.

The department also has released images from the bank as the suspect presented a note to the teller demanding money.

The suspect has been identified as Jeffrey Patrick Frye, 44, of Hanahan. He is believed to be responsible for bank robberies at the First Citizens Bank located On University Boulevard in North Charleston; Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia; Reidville Road in Spartanburg and Parklane Road in Columbia.

In each robbery, the teller was given a note demanding money.

Frye is described as 5 feet 8 inches, weighs 230 pounds and wears glasses.

Anyone with information is asked to call, the Federal Bureau of Ivestigation, (803) 551-4200 or crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.

-- From Staff Reports