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Bank robbery investigated just blocks away from sheriff's office

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- North Charleston police have identified a man who allegedly robbed a bank on Rivers Avenue Thursday morning.

According to officials, it happened at the First Citizen's Bank located less than a block from a North Charleston Police Department substation and just a couple of blocks from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Clarence Anthony King, 55, of Token Street, was arrested, police said Thursday afternoon.

Employees told police a black male wearing a white shirt, jeans, a cap and sunglasses approached the teller, showed a hand gun and demanded money. Police say the teller complied and King fled the bank with an undetermined amount of money.

A short time later, police say they found a man fitting the description of the suspect on Arbutus Street in the Union Heights neighborhood. Police tell us the subject fled when they approached him but was apprehended. 

Officers recovered the bag with money and weapon believed to be used in the robbery and arrested King. They report he also had a change of clothes, sunglasses and a black cap. 

Police believe King may have left the crime scene in a black Mercedes and they are searching for the vehicle and driver.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.


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