Suspect Held in Attempted Bank Robbery - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

07/25/03

Suspect Held in Attempted Bank Robbery

Police arrested the suspect at the scene. Police arrested the suspect at the scene.

Police say 51-year-old Vance Watts walked into the First National Bank at DeRenne and Abercorn just after 9am this morning and started a scuffle with the bank's security guard. They say Watts was trying to take the guard's weapon, when a resource officer with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System's Campus Police happened to come into the bank.

Both guards were able to restrain Watts until police arrived. A holdup note and knife were found in Watts' pocket. He has been turned over to the FBI and charged with attempted bank robbery.

Reported by: Tarcia Bush, tbush@wtoc.com

 

 

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