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Mount Pleasant bank robbery Friday saw armed thieves get away with $25K

This photo was sent to us by a viewer stuck in traffic near the Park West bank robbery.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this article showed a Google Earth image of Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union on Park West Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. The robbery did not happen at the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union. We apologize for the error.

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Mount Pleasant Police have released new details about an armed robbery Friday at United Community Bank.

According to an incident report released Monday, four armed thieves got away with $25,000 in cash. They also stole an employee's iPhone, and another bank worker's purse.

Police say no customers were inside the bank located off Highway 17 and Park West Boulevard shortly before 4 p.m. Friday when the robbery occurred.

Witnesses told police they saw four thin black males in all-black clothing run out of the bank and head toward Park West Boulevard. According to employees, one of the four men stood watch, while the other three demanded money.

Investigators said they discovered a nearby business had surveillance camera video showing the exterior of the bank, but that video was not available immediately.

Meanwhile, other Mount Pleasant Police officers investigating a bomb threat called into East Cooper Medical Center theorized the bomb threat may have been a distraction related to the bank robbery.

A search inside and outside the hospital came back clear. However, the hospital was place on lockdown for a short time, and incoming patients were diverted to other area hospitals.

Police have not said if they have identified any suspects in this case.


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