Bomb Squad Called in Greenville Co

Suspicious Device

Seth Stokes
April 13, 2018 - 11:47 am

This morning, just after 11:00am, deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 3043 White Horse Road, in reference to a bank robbery.  Once deputies arrived on scene, they learned that the pictured suspect (photographs attached), entered the bank with an object, described to deputies as a suspicious device, with a wire hanging out.  The suspect approached the counter and laid down the object, along with a note.  The suspect indicated that he had something that was explosive and demanded cash.  The suspect, left the object on the counter, and then fled the bank, on foot, heading south on White Horse Road, with an undisclosed amount of cash. 

Deputies from the hazardous device unit responded to investigate the suspicious object and while doing so, all occupants inside the bank were evacuated.  Carolina High School was placed on lockdown, and White Horse Road, as well as parts of Anderson Road, was closed in an effort to keep people clear of the area.  Deputies attempted to track the suspect, who reportedly left on foot, but were unsuccessful in locating him. 

The hazardous device unit has since rendered the “object” safe and no actual explosives were located inside.  Investigators then performed a secondary search inside the bank and no additional, potentially hazardous objects were found.  At this time, investigators are asking the public for any information pertaining to the incident and request that if anyone has information to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME.

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