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Blast caught on video as disguised suspect tries breaking into ATM at bank, SC cops say

An explosive planted outside a bank building went off before someone wearing a disguise tried to get into the ATM, South Carolina video shows.

The person can be seen planting a “suspected pipe bomb at the door of a structure that houses the ATM before lighting a fuse,” the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

The blast reportedly allowed the person to get into the structure, but no money was taken. Deputies said it happened on Christmas at the Edisto Island branch of the Enterprise Bank of South Carolina.

More than a week later, the sheriff’s office on Tuesday, Jan. 4, shared video it said came from the scene and asked for the public’s help as it searched for clues.

The nearly four-minute clip shows a person walking toward the bank building, putting down an item and running away. A flame can be seen coming from the device moments before smoke fills the screen and a blast sends debris into the air.

Deputies responded to reports of the attempted break-in and explosion at about 9 a.m. Dec. 25. No one reported injuries, The State reported.

“The male subject was wearing a wig, hooded camo jacket, blue jeans and tan boots,” the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said. “Witnesses said the subject got into a dark-color hatchback, possibly an Audi, with a possible fishing rod sticker on the back window. The car was being driven by someone else.”

Deputies urge anyone with information about the case to call them at 843-202-1700, dispatchers at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

 

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