Person of interest arrested in South State Bank robbery in Beaufort

Person of interest arrested in South State Bank robbery in Beaufort
Bernard Gadson (Source: Beaufort City Police Department)

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - South State Bank in Beaufort was robbed Tuesday morning.

According to the Beaufort City Police Department, just after 11 a.m., a black male entered the South State Bank at Boundary and Church streets and walked up to the service counter and passed the bank teller a note while making verbal threats. The bank teller handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money, at which time the suspect fled the bank on foot towards Boundary Street.

An arrest warrant was obtained for 58-year-old Bernard Gadson, of North Charleston, for the robbery. He was taken into custody Wednesday morning on St. Helena Island.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Beaufort City Police Department with the ongoing investigation.

If you have any information on the case, please contact MSgt. Raley 843-322-7914, contact the anonymous tip line at 843-322-7938, or 911/dispatch at 843-524-2777.

(Source: WTOC)
(Source: WTOC)

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