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Today we have had our 3rd bank robbery in our area.  It just happened about 45 minutes ago at the Bank of America on the same road as my credit union.  I do not know any details yet...but I was out in my car (I’m off today) and I think I was in the middle of them either chasing or looking for the suspects.  

Yesterday there were two robberies.  One in Langley, SC and one in Augusta, GA.  These two are considered to be in the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area).  Now...this one.  

I will admit...it is making me nervous.  The robbery that happened about a month or so ago at our credit union in Evans, GA...and there was one in Beech Island, SC about 15 minutes away.  That credit union services a lot of people who work at Kimberly Clark in Beech Island.  At that particular robbery...they came in with AK-47s like they did at the Langely one yesterday.  They believe those were robbed by the same people. Very violent....very well planned.  

It’s very scary.  I almost do not want people coming into the building unless they have an appointment which is in reality is not feasible. Oh well...please pray for all bank and credit union employees and their safety.



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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Apr 23, 2009
    • My mom worked in banking, so I have always been concerned about robberies. I will keep you in mind and hope for all’s safety.



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      Angelcart wrote Apr 23, 2009
    • The number of bank robberies in Houston and surrounding areas are startling.  Plus home invasions.  One of the guys here at work had his home robbed about a week ago.  I don’t see how people can be so bold.  They came in his FRONT door and cleaned him out big time.  His neighbor called him and told him his front door was wide open.  My home has been broken into before and it’s such a violation to know some stranger went through your things.  frown



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      Mary Clark wrote Apr 23, 2009
    • I feel for the employees there.  When this kind of thing happens...you think you have it all under control...but it will tear you up.  

      For me...I can handle any situation when it’s happening..think clearly...make decisions...do what has to be done.  When it’s over...I’m a mess.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 23, 2009
    • Mary, you‘re in my thoughts and prayers, too. Desparation brings out the worst in some and the best in others. I always had the feeling that as the economy worsens, crime would go up. But the media feuls the fire with their constant negativity about how grim it is. I wish they’d all just shut up.

      I know you work in the financial industry and you will be on my mind. It’s also important to be very aware of our surroundings right now. Being present and observant is key.

      Best to you.



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      Mary Clark wrote Apr 23, 2009
    • HERE IS THE LATEST ON IT:  

      Third bank robbery in two days; Constable shoots at robber   Save  Email  Print
      Posted: 5:20 PM Apr 23, 2009
      Last Updated: 5:20 PM Apr 23, 2009
      Reporter: Katie Beasley
      Email Address: katie.beasley@wrdw.com
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      News 12 at 6 o‘clock, April 23, 2009

      NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.—-It’s the third bank robbery in a day and the second in Aiken County. This one happened around 12:30 at the Bank of America on Martintown Road in North Augusta.

      Investigators say a South Carolina constable happened to be at the bank and fired two shots at the robber as he was running away.

      Three bank robberies in twenty-four hours, the third hit is the Bank of America on Martintown Road. North Augusta Police say a black man wearing black clothes hid his face with a white handkerchief and used a gun as he robbed the teller.

      On the way out police say a state constable was at the bank and shot at the robber as he was getting away. It looks like he missed.

      “He’s fled on foot and we‘re still looking for him. The Aiken bloodhound team is on the way and we have a perimeter set up to search the area,” says North Augusta Public Safety Lieutenant Tim Pearson.

      The first bank robbery happened at the CSRA Federal Credit Union on Tobacco Road around 12:30 Wednesday. One masked man, possibly linked to more Richmond County robberies struck there.

      The second, in Langley at the Security Federal Bank just an hour later. This time a criminal duo, one with an AK-47.

      And now Investigators are looking for any connection between the three. “It’s too early in the investigation to actually determine that, but we will be working that and looking at the video to see if there’s any connection in the other back robberies,” says Lt. Pearson.

      The FBI and Aiken Sheriff’s Office are assisting North Augusta Public Safety in the search for this bank robber.

      They are looking for a red mustang that is possibly connected. It was seen speeding out of a car wash next door to the bank.

      This is the same bank where man was caught hiding in the bushes outside with a 12 gauge shotgun last week. He was waiting for a store employee to come make the nightly deposit when North Augusta Police were tipped off to him.



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