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Police: Summerville bank robber hit Columbia bank 2 weeks prior

The suspect in Summerville on Jan 29

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- A man suspected of robbing theNorth Main Street First Citizen's could be the man wanted in West Columbia for a similar robbery.

According to police, the man entered the Summerville First Citizens Bank shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday and demanded money. The man did not display a weapon, officers said.

The robber is described as a 6-foot-tall white man between 30 and 40 years old weighing about 250 pounds.

Captain Jon Rogers with the Summerville PD said that they think the same man is responsible for a bank robbery that happened in Columbia two weeks ago.

According to the West Columbia Police, the robbery happened at the BB&T Bank on Sunset Blvd. the afternoon of Jan 15.

Surveillance photos from both crime scenes show a man not only similar in physical appearance but wearing similar clothes as well.

If anyone can identify the suspect, please call the Summerville Police Department at 851-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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