GPD: 2-day crime spree connected, suspect on the loose

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

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GPD: 2-day crime spree connected, suspect on the loose

Updated Wednesday, 4:36 p.m.

Greer Police Department detectives believe the crime spree in the city of Greer, including a bank robbery Tuesday and two restaurants on Monday, were committed by the same suspect, according to Lt. Patrick Fortenberry.

Fortenberry said the bank robbery at The Bank of Travelers Rest on Tuesday, and the robberies at Sub Station II and the Waffle House on Monday were committed by the same suspect. No other information was released Wednesday by Fortenberry.

All three crimes gave the same description of the suspect, wearing dark clothing and a blue bandana covering his face. The suspect also left all three crime scenes on foot. Greer Police reportedly arrived within minutes of receiving calls to each business being held up.

A K9 was reportedly used to try to locate the suspect after the Sub Station II holdup, but GPD did not indicate what methods were used to track down the suspect in the other two crimes.

Fortenberry said, "We do continue to ask that if anyone has any additional information to please contact the Greer Police Department at (864) 848-2151."

Bank robbery, 2 restaurants are hit in crime spree

A bank robbery on Tuesday in Travelers Rest, and robberies at Sub Station II and Waffle House on Monday, just 21 minutes apart has kept the Greer Police Department busy.

Greer Police are searching for a man for robbing the Bank of Travelers Rest at 6000 Wade Hampton Boulevard in Taylors Tuesday afternoon, according to Lt. Patrick Fortenberry of the Greer Police Department.

Fortenberry reported GPD officers received a call about the bank robbery at 3:25 p.m. The suspect, who ran from the bank, was wearing all black clothing and a blue face covering over his face, according to Fortenberry.

No one was injured and no report was given for how money was taken in the robbery.

Monday, GPD was contacted at 7:27 p.m. in reference to a robbery at the Sub Station II at 801 Wade Hampton Blvd., in Greer. The suspect was described as a white male wearing a black sweatshirt, black pants, while shoes and a blue bandana.

The police reported the suspect displayed a firearm and left the scene on foot with an unknown amount of money. Officers reportedly arrived within minutes of the call and used a K9 to locate the suspect.

At 7:48 p.m., GPD was contacted by Waffle House at 705 North Main Street about being robbed by a subject matching the same description.

There were no reported injuries during either incident, GPD reported.

Anyone with information to any of the above robberies is asked to call the GPD at 864-848-2151.




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