Joe David Brannon

Joe Brannon was arrested and charged after Greer Police say he attempted to rob a McDonald's and a man at a Bank of America ATM on September 12. 

GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) The Greer Police Department says they've made an arrest connected to two attempted robberies that occurred on September 12. 

According to police, they were first called to the McDonalds on Hammett Bridge Road after employees say an unknown subject came to the drive-thru window and handed the cashier a note demanding money. 

The note also said he had a shotgun on him. 

Police say the cashier immediately alerted a manager, and the man drove off. 

Later the same evening, officers say they were dispatched to the Bank of America on West Poinsett Street in response to another attempted robbery at an one of the bank's ATMs. 

Police say they met with a victim who told them they were attempting to use the ATM when they were approached by a male subject who exclaimed, "Hey, buddy, I'm going to need all of your money." 

The victim said they immediately drove away and alerted authorities. 

Through an investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect in both incidents as Joe David Brannon and obtained warrants for his arrest on Monday, September 16. 

Brannon was arrested the following day without incident and is currently being held at the Greer Police Department's detention facility. 

Police said Brannon commented on one of their Facebook posts regarding the incident at McDonald's, helping them to identify him as the subject caught on surveillance footage from both attempted crimes. 

Joe Brannon comment on Greer PD's Facebook post

Joe Brannon was arrested and charged after Greer Police say he attempted to rob a McDonald's and a man at a Bank of America ATM on September 12. 

After being interviewed by Greer detectives, Brannon confessed to both attempted crimes. 

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