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Man threatens Mount Pleasant bank with bomb during robbery, police say

MOUNT PLEASANT — A man robbed a Truist Bank off Highway 17 while threatening to have a bomb, according to authorities.

Mount Pleasant police released an image from the bank's surveillance cameras showing the man holding up what he claimed was a bomb and gesturing in the direction of the tellers.

Police said the man walked into the branch at 2692 N. Highway 17 around 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 2. He left a short time later with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police described the suspect as about 6-feet tall and in his early to mid 30s. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a grey hoodie with a red long-sleeve shirt underneath, black sweatpants and a hat.

The department asked that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 or 5541111.com. Tipsters can also reach Detective K. Clark at kclark@tompsc.com.

Reach Ali Rockett at 843-901-1708. Follow her on Twitter @AliRockettPC.

Ali Rockett covers crime and public safety in the Charleston area. She previously worked at papers in Virginia and her home state of North Carolina.

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