Police investigate 2nd Spartanburg bank robbery

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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.

(From: Spartanburg Police Department)

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.

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