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City of Columbia Police Department
Tuesday April 19th, 2016 :: 10:31 a.m. EDT


Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested Minutes after Crime

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announces the arrest of a man accused of stealing money from a bank.

Sammie Bernard Greene (DOB: 10-12-1961) is charged with Entering a Bank with Intent to Steal.

Greene allegedly passed a note to a teller demanding money from 2111 Devine Street shortly before 4:30 yesterday afternoon. The teller complied with the demands; No was inside the bank was injured during the robbery.

Greene is then accused of leaving the bank in a taxi. Shortly after, CPD officers located Greene inside an apartment at Allen Benedict Court near Harden Street.

During Greeneā€™s arrest, Officers recovered the stolen money.

Greene was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

City of Columbia Police Department
Justice Square
Columbia, SC 29201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 803-252-2911

2111 Devine St
Columbia, SC 29205

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