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Police respond to reported bank robbery in Little River

Police respond to bank robbery in Little River

On Tuesday, Horry County Police responded to a reported bank robbery at the BB&T on U.S. Highway 17.
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On Tuesday, Horry County Police responded to a reported bank robbery at the BB&T on U.S. Highway 17.

Horry County Police responded to a reported bank robbery in Little River on Tuesday afternoon.

Captain John Harrelson said the robbery was at the BB&T on U.S. Highway 17 in Little River. The robbery was reported at about 5 p.m. A few police cruisers were parked outside the bank.

A white man entered the bank and passed a note demanding money, Harrelson said, adding that the suspect fled towards Brunswick County, North Carolina in a dark-colored Chrysler 300.

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Horry County police officers investigate the scene at a BB&T bank off of Highway 17 in Little River after an attempted robbery on Tuesday. Josh Bell jbell@thesunnews.com

It is the second bank robbery in about a month in the Little River area. In early June, the Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union was the scene of a robbery.

Cindy Carlone works a Pizzeli's Italian Oven right next door to the bank, and her car was parked there during the reported robbery.

"I just went through the drive-through right before I came to work, it was about 3:15 p.m., and everything was fine then," Carlone said. "It’s just crazy that they’ll do that in broad daylight. I mean if you’re that desperate, it’s ridiculous."

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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