Man Walks Out of Ridgeway Bank with Cash

RIDGEWAY – A man armed with nothing more than the overwhelming power of persuasion walked out of the First Citizens Bank in Ridgeway with $934 this afternoon, fleeing town in a white pickup truck.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a white male who walked into the bank just after 3 p.m. today, approached the teller on duty and demanded money. The suspect reportedly told the teller that he didn’t want any “funny money,” indicating a bag of money containing a dye pack. After the teller had handed over the contents of the bank drawer, the suspect ran out of the bank, across the street and into the alley behind Laura’s Tea Room where he got into a white pickup truck and headed south down Highway 21.

The suspect was reportedly wearing a large camouflage jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes. Although early reports out of Ridgeway indicated the suspect was armed, the Sheriff’s Office said no one ever saw a gun, nor did the suspect do anything to make the victims believe had had a gun.

Check back for more details as events unfold.

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