North Charleston officers are searching for a gunman who walked into a SunTrust bank branch and demanded money.
North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor said the bank, at 8610 Dorchester Road, was robbed about 10:30 a.m.
One of the bank’s tellers complied with the gunman’s demands, Pryor said. The man, who was armed with a pistol, fled the bank with an unknown amount of money, he said.
Witnesses reported seeing the gunman get into an older model green Honda driven by a second man. The vehicle was last seen on Patriot Boulevard headed toward Palmetto Commerce Parkway, Pryor said.
The bank, which is near Coosaw Creek Boulevard, was cut off to customers throughout the morning as detectives investigated the scene.
Police lined the street in search of the unidentified suspects.
In discussion on police radio channels, officers said one of the suspects was wearing a “black shiny wig.”
Bartender Blake Wells, 29, watched from nearby Steel City Pizza as the investigation unfolded. Officers questioned the parlor’s employees and asked to view the restaurant’s surveillance video for clues, he said.
“It’s kind of scary knowing that this happened so close to here,” Wells said.
No one was injured in the robbery, Pryor said.
Anyone with information should call police at 554-5700.
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