Deputies investigating Lexington County bank robbery - - Columbia, South Carolina

Deputies investigating Lexington County bank robbery


A man with a piece of cloth covering his face attempted to rob a First Citizens Bank branch on Sunset Boulevard Friday afternoon, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff James Metts says the man entered the bank around 4 p.m. and told the employees he was armed. However, the employees said they never actually saw a weapon.

The suspect eventually fled the bank on foot.

No one was injured.

The man has been described as wearing a dark-colored baseball cap, a dark-colored cloth that covered his face, a dark-colored shirt, khaki cargo pants, and gloves.

If you have any information about this attempted robbery, please call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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