Police report: Robbers took $11,000 from Walterboro credit union
Two men made off with $11,000 during the robbery of a Walterboro credit union before police officers caught up with them last week, according to an incident report released Monday.
Ramone Karim Drew, 19, and Dante Robert Drew, 23, both of Ritter Road near Walterboro, each face charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and receiving stolen goods in connection with the heist around 10 a.m. Friday at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union.
Ramone Drew also faces counts of unlawfully carrying a handgun, pointing a weapon and possessing a firearm during a violent crime. He has a misdemeanor conviction for disorderly conduct in November 2010 and an arrest in April 2011 on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, according to his criminal history.
Dante Drew also faces a count of failure to stop for blue lights. He has past arrests on charges of giving false information in March 2010 and possessing a stolen vehicle in October.
Authorities again refused Monday to say whether the police or the suspects fired a gunshot during the chase that followed the robbery.
The Drews, whose relationship was not known, entered the credit union at 814 N. Jefferies Blvd., according to an incident report. One of them pointed a handgun as they both ordered employees to the floor and demanded money.
The robbers left with a bag of cash, in which a Global Positioning System tracking device might have been placed, the police said.
Witnesses relayed a description of the getaway car, and officers from the Walterboro Public Safety Department spotted the Mazda Protege sedan about two blocks away.