The Batesburg-Leesville police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a bank robber


Batesburg-Leesville, SC (Paul Kirby) - The Batesburg–Leesville Police Department is asking the public for their help in identifying a man that robbed a bank in the western Lexington County town on Tuesday morning. The black man was caught on video surveillance while committing the armed robbery of the BB&T bank branch that is located at 303 W. Columbia Avenue.

According to police investigators, the man walked into the bank and waited in line before approaching the counter. At that point, he demanded that two of the tellers fill a plastic bag with cash.

The suspect was wearing a fluorescent sweatshirt and vest much like the ones that workers wear while preforming road repairs and maintenance. He is approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, is of medium build, has a medium dark complexion, and was wearing glasses at the time of the robbery. The man was armed with a silver handgun that appears to be a semi-automatic.

According to police officials, he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this crime can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME SC.

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