Man uses fake bomb to rob SC bank

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Police in Rock Hill have arrested a man they say used a fake bomb to rob a bank.

Forty-nine-year-old John Edward Burchfield Jr. of Rock Hill is charged with possession of a fake bomb and entering a bank with intent to steal.

Police say a man entered the bank late Tuesday morning and threatened to detonate a bomb with a remote device.

Lt. Brad Redfearn says the man left with an unknown amount of money. Redfearn says Burchfield was arrested after an officer noticed a taxi circling the area apparently waiting to pick up someone.

Redfearn says the money was recovered.

He says a robot went into the bank to examine the device which was determined to be a fake bomb.

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