Crime

Man robs bank one block from police department

One man was arrested Thursday following a bank robbery and manhunt in Conway.

Officials from Conway and Horry County police responded to Conway National Bank at 2601 Main St. just after 11 a.m. Thursday in reference to a robbery. The bank is about a block up from the M.L. Brown Public Safety Building.

No one was injured in the incident, and two people later were detained after a manhunt led officials to the intersection of Enoch Road and U.S. 501, police said.

Police said Thursday evening one detainee was released after being interviewed. The arrested man’s name hasn’t been released as police continue to investigate. It was unclear if the suspect was armed.

Shortly after the robbery, officials released a photo of the man, who was white with facial hair. He wore a dark-colored shirt, blue jeans and a dark hat during the incident.

The suspect jumped into a red-or burgundy-color Chevrolet S10 extended cab truck after the robbery. He later was pulled from the truck when police found it near Johnson’s Old Railroad Express gas station deep within the Conway area at Enoch Road and U.S. 501, which is temporarily closed for remodeling.

The man who was detained but later released was handcuffed near the gas station several minutes after the initial suspect was arrested. Officials haven’t said how he was involved in the incident.

Davis Edge lives across the street, and said he didn’t recognize the vehicle in which the suspects were traveling.

“I didn’t know what was going on,” he said. “I was just watching.”

An earlier version of this story incorrectly described Johnson’s Old Railroad Express gas station. It is in the process of being remodeled and is expected to reopen in a couple of weeks.

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