Deputies charge men sitting outside bank

Deputies interrupted a "robbery conspiracy" after they noticed a suspicious truck idling outside a bank for 20 minutes Tuesday.

The deputies were patrolling west Augusta when they noticed a blue Toyota backed into a parking space outside the Bank of America at Washington Road and Center West Parkway.

Four men inside the car were watching the comings and goings at the bank, but no one got out to do any business.

They were pulled over after leaving the bank, and deputies say they found ski masks, a firearm and ammunition in the car.

Charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime are:

- Rahiem Bradford, 24, of Grovetown

-Kevin Alexander II, 19, of Hephzibah

-Kevin Cohick, 21, of Hephzibah

-Joseph Foote IV, 21, of Hephzibah.