A man with a fake beard robbed a West Ashley bank Friday afternoon, according to Charleston police.

A heavyset man wearing a fake black beard, sunglasses and hat walked into the NBSC bank at 1870 Sam Rittenberg about 2:10 p.m., police spokesman Charles Francis said. Police said he had a handgun.

The man left the bank in a dark green sedan with out-of-state plates, Francis said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.