Armed men rob Beech Island bank

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AIKEN --- Police are looking for two aggressive bank robbers who also robbed a customer and forced everyone to the floor at gunpoint Monday.

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Video shows two armed men robbing First Citizens Bank in Beech Island. The robbers physically forced customers to the floor.  Special
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Video shows two armed men robbing First Citizens Bank in Beech Island. The robbers physically forced customers to the floor.

"Most times, when a bank is held up ... they don't ever put their hands on anybody, which these guys did," Aiken County Sheriff's Office Capt. Troy Elwell said. "So these guys are a little more concerning than the bank robbers we've seen in the past."

The robbery was reported at 10:45 a.m. at First Citizens Bank, 2020 Atomic Road in Beech Island. Police said two men walked into the bank with handguns, took money from the bank's drawers and ordered a customer to hand over some personal items. Capt. Elwell wasn't sure what those items were.

He said the bank's building was destroyed April 10 by a tornado. It is operating out of two temporary structures and no longer houses a sheriff's office substation.

"That bank's been through a lot," Capt. Elwell said.

He said Monday's robbery had some similarities to others in the county, "But it's too early to say they are connected."

One robber is described as black, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes and wearing a black, long-sleeve shirt and black jeans. The other is black, 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes and was wearing a white, long-sleeve shirt with black jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call (800) 922-9709 or (888) CRIME-SC.

Reach Preston Sparks at (803) 648-1395, ext. 110, or preston.sparks@augustachronicle.com.

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AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 08/18/09 - 05:04 am
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The one wearing the black

The one wearing the black shirt is left handed and the white shirt is right handed. Unless the paper flipped the pictures.

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 08/18/09 - 05:39 am
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with those descriptions.. it

with those descriptions.. it could be anyone!!

fish2
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fish2 08/18/09 - 06:02 am
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Sounds like the two roaches

Sounds like the two roaches that did the shooting in Edgefield this past week.

zcock
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zcock 08/18/09 - 06:52 am
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The headline was not very

The headline was not very clear... It said "Men" where it should have said "Thugs"

1trugent
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1trugent 08/18/09 - 07:20 am
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True, because real men love

True, because real men love Jesus.

justus4
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justus4 08/18/09 - 08:22 am
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These thugs are probably not
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These thugs are probably not from the area because they operated differently than other recent holdups. What kinda vehicle was involved? Gotta get more answers...

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/18/09 - 10:51 am
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Should have taken the

Should have taken the customer's plaid shorts from him as they are a crime against fashion and good taste

na_bboy
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na_bboy 08/18/09 - 03:33 pm
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Some one should tell these

Some one should tell these young kids, crime really doesn't pay, especially the type they're indulging in, now white collar crime thats American way!!!

sassygirl12
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sassygirl12 08/18/09 - 07:35 pm
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all i have to say is no doubt

all i have to say is no doubt

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