Horry County police are searching for a woman, who armed with a handgun, robbed a Socastee bank Tuesday morning, Lt. Raul Denis said.
About 8:30 a.m. Tuesday the woman walked into Crescom Bank at 4506 Socastee Blvd., and demanded money, Denis said. She ran out of the bank with an undetermined amount of money.
At 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, police released a surveillance photo of the woman, who was described as being black, in her late 20s, Denis said. She wore a black T-shirt, a dark hairnet or beret.
The Socastee High and Elementary schools were temporarily locked down during the incident while police searched the area because the woman was last seen running toward the high school, Denis said.
Anyone with information about the woman or the robbery can call Horry County Police at 248-1520 or the tip line at 843-915-TIPS (8477).