Police are seeking the man accused of robbing BB&T bank at 500 Bennett Ave. Thursday around 4:15 p.m.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Alfred Alexander said “a black male, wearing a surgical mask and some type of neck brace, walked up to the counter and handed a note to a teller.”
The man also wore an olive green hoodie, a black hoodie, a black doo rag and a pair of “skinny” jeans.
The teller told police that the man told her he needed gas money and then handed her a handwritten note.
The note said, “Give me $10,000 No tracers no die packs no police all lose bills (I do have a gun),” according to an ODPS incident report.
The teller activated a silent alarm to summon law enforcement.
Alexander said the teller tried to stall the man for a moment, but he reached over the counter and grabbed a bundle of $100 bills, which totaled $10,000.
At that point, the man fled the bank through the rear entrance and headed toward Berry Street.
Alexander said investigators searched the area for the unidentified man and brought a K-9 unit to the location to assist in the search to no avail.
Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the bank robber.
If anyone has information about the alleged bank robbery, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers may remain anonymous.