Martinez bank robbed

Columbia County authorities are investigating a robbery at the Fifth Third Bank at the corner of Wheeler and South Belair roads in Martinez.

The robbery was reported about 3:25 p.m. today and involved a single suspect who witnesses said fled on foot through a wooded area in the general direction of the Ridge Crossing apartments.

A canine tracking team was summoned to the area. Officers at the scene said they could not immediately provide further details.

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