2017-01-09 / Front Page

Police searching for man who robbed downtown bank


By KLONIE JORDAN
and
TIM GULLA

Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a North Granard Street bank Monday afternoon.

Gaffney Police Chief Rick Turner said a white male in his mid- to late-40s entered First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan at 3:35 p.m. and demanded money via a note he handed tellers.

Turner said the man told bank employees he had a gun, but never presented a weapon.

The robber exited the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot to a nearby parking lot where he entered a small silver extended-cab pickup truck and drove away, turning left on Robinson Street toward Logan Street.

Turner said the man was wearing a dark-colored leather-style jacket over a hooded sweatshirt. He had the hood pulled up over his head during the robbery.

No one was injured in the incident. “Of course they were shaken up,” the chief said.

Authorities believe the robber acted alone.

Police are distributing photos of the subject secured from security cameras at the bank and are following leads.
If you know the person pictured here, or have any information regarding the incident, please call Gaffney Police Dept. Det. Ron Ramsey at 206-3320.

Police responded en masse to a bank robbery at the First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan branch on North Granard Street on Monday afternoon after it was robbed by a lone male subject.Police responded en masse to a bank robbery at the First Piedmont Federal Savings & Loan branch on North Granard Street on Monday afternoon after it was robbed by a lone male subject.Pictured here is the robbery suspect wanted by Gaffney police. Call Gaffney Police Dept. Det, Ron Ramsey at 206-3320 if you know this man.Pictured here is the robbery suspect wanted by Gaffney police. Call Gaffney Police Dept. Det, Ron Ramsey at 206-3320 if you know this man.

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