North Charleston police: Attempted bank robber found hiding under house

Jermaine Johnson

North Charleston police arrested a man they found hiding under a house less than a mile from where he allegedly attempted to rob a bank.

Jermaine Jamar Johnson, 32, whose address was not released, is charged with entering a bank with intent to steal. He is expected to appear Thursday for a bond hearing.

The robbery was reported shortly before 2 p.m. at the S.C. Federal Credit Union located at 1900 McMillan Ave., according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Johnson approached a teller and asked about opening a checking account before passing a check that read “give me all of your money,” Pryor said. As the teller reached to open the drawer, Johnson allegedly turned and exited the bank without taking any money.

Police were told the direction Johnson fled the area and found him hiding under a home on Leland Street, according to Pryor.

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