Bank of Travelers Rest on Pelham Rd robbed, suspect in custody, police say


Eric Anthony Rome, Jr. (From: Greenville Police Department)

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenville Police Department officials said a suspect is in custody following a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

According to police, the robbery occurred at the Bank of Travelers Rest, located at 201 Pelham Road, at around 10 a.m.

Police say the suspect left the bank with an unknown amount of cash and officers responded to the scene to set up a perimeter to search for him.

Investigators say a witness flagged down an officer and said a suspicious man ran from the area of the bank and into a convenience store on Pelham Road.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old Eric Anthony Rome, Jr., was found hiding in the bathroom and was taken into custody without incident.

Rome was taken into custody within 15 minutes of the robbery, police said.

Rome was charged with Bank Robbery and is being held in the Greenville County Detention Center without bond.

Officers say the stolen money was recovered.

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