A rash of robberies in the Lowcountry is keeping law enforcement busy. One happened just yesterday afternoon, as the Summerville BB&T was robbed at noon. The suspect, when he left the bank, threatened that he left a bomb. The bomb threat brought in the Police Department, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, the Charleston County Bomb Squad, the State Law Enforcement Division, and the FBI to evacuate the bank until they could confirm that there was not a bomb. The suspect fled the scene and has not been captured. Authorities describe him as a white male approximately 5-foot-7, between the ages of 25 and 30.
The recent robbery count for the region is 22 so far this year. Since the beginning of June, there have been 11 robberies in the Lowcountry. Three in Mt. Pleasant, three in North Charleston, one in Dorchester County, one on James Island, one in West Ashley, and as of yesterday, one in Summerville.