Bank robbery suspect in custody
The man who is said to have robbed the South Carolina State Credit Union at 210 Beaufort St., not once but twice, is now in custody.
After a thorough investigation by Aiken Department of Public Safety, Clarence Junior Green, 32, had two bank robbery warrants issued for his arrest, Aiken Public Safety Sgt. Jake Mahoney said.
Green found out about the warrants and turned himself in to West Columbia officers on Friday night, according to police.
He is being held in custody at Lexington County Detention Center on two counts of bank robbery for the Sept. 21 and Nov. 13 incidents at the credit union.
No money has been reclaimed at this point, Mahoney said.
In the Nov. 13 incident around 12:15 p.m., police claim Green entered the bank with what looked like a gray tank top covering his face. He then proceeded to demand money from the teller and fled in a red or burgundy colored Ford Tempo. No injuries were reported, and a weapon was not present, police said.
During the first occurrence on Sept. 21, Green is suspected to have entered the credit union at 9 a.m., this time under the pretense of wanting to open an account.
The teller asked for his Social Security card, and he left. When he returned, he gave the teller a note that read, “Give me all your money.” It was implied he had a gun, though it was never shown.