Police found suspect in attempted bank robbery

Ameer Simmons

Charleston, SC (WCBD)- Police are investigating an attempted bank robbery that happened downtown at around 3 p.m.

Authorities tell us that they have arrested 20-year-old Ameer Travon Simmons, who was wanted for entering a financial institution with the intent to steal.

Simmons entered Southern First Bank at 480 East Bay this afternoon and handed a teller a note.

The note demanded money and warned that he was armed with a handgun.

According to police, Simmons did not produce a weapon and did not receive any money.

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