SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Police in Spartanburg are investigating a second bank robbery in the city Thursday afternoon.
According to the Spartanburg Police Department, the robbery happened at the First Citizens Bank on East Main Street.
Police said a bank employee told officers a man gave her a note said he had a bomb in his backpack. He told her not to put a tracker in the money and not to touch anything else. The man then put the money in his backpack and left.
The man was believed to be between the ages of 19-21 and between 6′ and 6’3″ tall, according to the police report. He was wearing rectangular glasses, a dark jacket, dark pants, a red mask and multicolored shoes. He left in a white Mazda 6, investigators said.
The robbery happened not long after a separate robbery at the South Carolina State Credit Union on Camelot Drive.
Police said they do not believe the two robberies are connected.