First Federal bank in Mt. Pleasant robbed

Mount Pleasant crime scene technician Robert Ferrell leaves First Federal of Charleston after helping search for evidence after the bank on Johnny Dodds Boulevard was robbed about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said a man walked into the bank and demanded mon

A man robbed First Federal of Charleston bank at 604 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Pleasant police said.

The man approached a teller and demanded money, Sgt. Steve Meadows said. He might have left in a red and white, early 1990s model Ford F-150 pickup truck with manual vent windows.

Also Tuesday, Charleston police said they arrested a suspect in Monday's robbery of the SunTrust Bank branch inside Bi-Lo at 3125 Bees Ferry Road.

Police arrested Anthony Q. Brown, 28, of Hyde Park Road in Ravenel on Monday evening at a gas station on Bees Ferry Road, police public information officer Charles Francis said. Brown is charged with entering a bank with the intent to steal.

A SunTrust employee told police she was on the phone when a man put a duffle bag on the counter at 1:18 p.m. After several minutes, he moved in front of another employee and threw down a note that stated, "give me the money, I have a gun," a police report said.

He put his hands in the bag, and the employee said she heard what sounded like a handgun being loaded. He then put his left hand on the bag, leaned over the counter and grabbed cash from the employee, police said. He tried unsuccessfully to reach the cash drawer, the report stated.