West Ashley bank robbed Friday afternoon

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCIV) -- Police are investigating a bank robbery at a branch of First Citizens in West Ashley.

According to police, the robbery happened around 4 p.m. Friday. Police said the man was armed with a handgun and ran behind some businesses in the nearby shopping center after the robbery. He was seen heading towards Ashley Hall Road.

There were no injuries, police said.

Police described the man as either a light-skinned black man or a dark-skinned white man who was heavy set and wearing a khaki fishing hat and a gray shirt.