Details still limited in armed robbery at New Ellenton bank

News 12 at 11 o'clock / Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

NEW ELLENTON, S.C. (WRDW) -- A woman was robbed in broad daylight but by who?

"Really no description, no description of the vehicle," said Cpl. Detroit Spires of the New Ellenton Police Department.

All he has is a photo from surveillance cameras at First Citizens Bank in New Ellenton.

It shows a man in a red shirt and mask approaching the woman's car.

"The subject came up from behind her and basically robbed her at gunpoint," he said.

The suspect took a large amount of cash she had.

"It was a deposit being made from the HotSpot," Spires said.

Minutes later, police showed up.

They say the victim couldn't remember a thing, making it even harder for them to find who did it.

"We don't really have a whole lot, we're really trying to work with what we got and go from there," he said.

He's quickly gotten the word out to surrounding businesses about the man in the red shirt.

"Having them check their surveillance videos for anybody matching this description, as far as their clothing goes," he said.

And with a match, he'll be one step closer to solving this crime and giving New Ellenton a peace of mind.

"We can bring some resolution to this and put a bad guy in jail that needs to be in jail," Spires said.


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