Spartanburg police searching for suspect in robbery

(From: Spartanburg Police Department)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg police are searching for the suspect in a bank robbery of the United Community Bank on East Main Street.

The robbery happened around 10:15am Wednesday.

Witnesses told officers that a man entered the bank quickly and approached the counter carrying a black and white book bag.

Spartanburg police are searching for the suspect in a bank robbery at United Community Bank (WSPA).
Investigators say the robber threatened to shoot everyone in the bank if he wasn’t given money immediately but did not show a weapon.

The suspect left the bank on foot after getting money from employees, police say.

Police say the suspect ran north on Montview Street and nobody was injured.

Officers attempted to track the suspect using a K9 but were unable to find him. Police believe the suspect got into a vehicle.

The suspect is described as 30 to 35 years old, 5’8″ to 5’10” weighing 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing dark pants, a dark hoodie and an orange traffic vest.

(From: Spartanburg Police Department)

Investigators say the man was wearing sunglasses with a thin mustache and long shoulder length hair, although that hair may be a wig.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call 1-888-CRIME-SC or text the tip line at 864-573-0000.

It’s the second bank robbery this week in the city of Spartanburg.

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union on John B. White Sr. Boulevard was robbed Monday morning. Police arrested the suspect later that day at a hotel in Asheville.