Upstate man charged after bomb squad responds to bank robbery, police say

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Published: May. 17, 2022 at 1:52 PM EDT|Updated: May. 17, 2022 at 1:59 PM EDT
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ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Anderson Police Department has identified the suspect who robbed a bank in Anderson Tuesday afternoon.

Officers said James Robert Simmons robbed with a bomb threat at the Wells Fargo on North Main Street just after 1:15 p.m. and ran away on foot.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was called to respond, however, officials later discovered that the suspicious package was just an empty bag.

Officers later announced that a suspect was detained at the Anderson Mall.

The Police department identified the Simmons Wednesday morning and said he has been charged with armed robbery and armed with a deadly weapon, and bomb threat.

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