Crime & Courts

Bank robber makes escape on bicycle

A man who robbed a First Citizens bank branch Thursday afternoon got away on a bicycle.

The robber held up the bank on Rosewood Drive at 4:35 p.m., said Brick Lewis, a Columbia police spokesman. The man implied he had a weapon but did not show it to bank employees.

He stole an undisclosed amount of money, Lewis said.

-- Noelle Phillips