Bank robbery suspect arrested after fleeing scene

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)– Officials say officers responded to reports of a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo at 4400 Dorchester Rd. The call came in shortly before noon on Saturday.

According to police, employees say a black male suspect approached the teller station and passed a note demanding money . The teller gave the suspect an undetermined amount of money and the suspect fled on foot and into the passenger side of a nearby vehicle.

Officers followed the suspect to a location near 239 America Street in downtown Charleston where they observed a male subject matching the suspect’s description. He fled but was captured nearby.

Police arrested 41-year-old Travis Jerome Simmons for ‘Entering a Bank with Intent to Steal.’ The bag containing the money was also located nearby.

Police are still seeking a second suspect and the investigation is ongoing.

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