Aiken authorities seek man in bank robbery

Aiken police are looking for a man believed to have been involved in a bank robbery this afternoon.

The robbery occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. today at Vista Bank on Lauren Street North in Aiken, according to an Aiken Public Safety news release.

Officials say a man entered the bank with a small handgun. The suspect is described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 40 years old and was wearing a black cap and a blue wind suit with white stripes.

The Aiken Bloodhound team is on scene trying to track the man. Anyone with information should call Aiken Public Safety at (803) 642-7620 or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) CRIME-SC.

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