A Waxhaw, N.C., man is accused of trying to rob an Indian Land bank with a handwritten note passed to the teller, police say.
Glenn Stewart Howie, 47, of 5618 Rohobeth Road in Waxhaw is suspected in three area bank robberies, two in the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.
Howie was arrested last week in North Carolina after a joint investigation with the FBI, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Union County, N.C., Sheriff's Office and the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.
Howie is a suspect in three local bank robberies that happened within a few weeks of one another, said Maj. Matt Shaw with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.
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The charges stem from a Jan. 27 attempted robbery of TD Bank at 8179 Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.
The robber was wearing a suit, baseball cap and sunglasses. He entered the bank and gave a teller a note demanding money. When the teller refused to give him money, he fled the bank. No one was injured.
Howie is being held at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center awaiting extradition to South Carolina.
Rock Hill man arrested in robbery of teenager
A Rock Hill man was arrested Thursday in the Chestnut Street armed robbery of a 17-year-old earlier this month.
Tyronne Rashan Dunham, 23, of 1006 Sturgis St., was charged with armed robbery, according to Rock Hill Police records.
The charge stems from a Feb. 14 incident when police responded to the 600 block of Chestnut Street in reference to shots fired, police say.
A 17-year-old told police he was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect put the barrel of a handgun under the teen's chin and demanded money, threatening to shoot him if he yelled, the teen told police.
The suspect stole $30 and two cell phones from the teen and then hit him in the face with a closed fist and threatened him and his family if the teen reported the incident, police say.
Bond for Dunham was denied, officials said.
Troopers chase vehicle on I-77 into Rock Hill
State Highway Patrol officers were involved in a chase on Interstate 77 and in Rock Hill on Friday.
At least two troopers responded to an alert regarding a vehicle involved in a crash in North Carolina, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
The chase began at about 4:03 p.m. on I-77 southbound near mile marker 79. The chase continued off the interstate and onto Dave Lyle Boulevard in Rock Hill before returning to I-77 northbound, where authorities stopped the vehicle near mile marker 82 at 4:09 p.m., Elder said.
The York County Sheriff's Office was called out to assist the Highway Patrol after the chase, said Capt. Jerry Hoffman.
Deputies found drugs in the vehicle. One person, whose identity was not available Friday evening, will be charged, Hoffman said.
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