Bank robbery suspect foiled when recognized at strip club

April 8, 2022 GMT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A suspect in a bank robbery was captured after he was recognized a short time later at a strip club in South Carolina’s Upstate region, authorities said.

The 50-year-old man is suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch in Greenwood on Wednesday, The Index-Journal reported.

The man slipped a bank teller a note stating his intention to rob the bank, Greenwood police Officer Jonathan Link said. He was given an undisclosed amount of money.

He then decided to visit a strip club in Greenville, where someone recognized him, Greenwood Police Chief T.J. Chaudoin said.

He was arrested in Greenville and will be brought to Greenwood to face charges.