Accused Rock Hill bank robber indicted on federal charges

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 8, 2014 

Bank of America robbery suspect.

COURTESY OF ROCK HILL POLICE

— An unmasked Rock Hill man who robbed a Bank of America after handing a teller a note demanding money and threatening to pull out a gun if she did not comply three months ago was indicted on federal robbery charges Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Authorities indicted Bobby Donald Holley, 50, on one count of unarmed bank robbery, according to the indictment. Federal prosecutors accuse Holley of using “force...violence...(and) intimidation” to take money from the Bank of America on 1165 Cherry Road in Rock Hill on Feb. 5.

At about 2:30 p.m., police were sent to the bank after employees reported a robbery. Holley, who did not wear a mask and was identified in surveillance photos circulated by the media, handed a 21-year-old female clerk a note. In the note, he wrote: "You know what time it is. Clean your drawer out no (expletive) move i will pull my gun.”

The note also said the suspect knew where the teller lived and told her not to push any "buttons" for three minutes. Holley never presented a gun nor did he form his fingers to make it seem like he had a firearm in his jacket, police said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Holley. He faces a maximum 20 years in prison.

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