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Hilton Head man charged in 'bomb' bank robberies

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David Edward Boyd is charged in connection with the robbery of a Bank of America on Hilton Head Island. (Source: BCSO) David Edward Boyd is charged in connection with the robbery of a Bank of America on Hilton Head Island. (Source: BCSO)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A Hilton Head Island man has been arrested and charged with robbing two Lowcountry banks in as many days.

About 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a Bank of America at 21 Hatton Place.

Bank workers told deputies that a white male walked into the bank, showed a note referencing a bomb and demanded money, according to the BCSO.

The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of cash and took off. No one was injured.

Several witnesses provided details about the suspect as well as video surveillance.

The suspect resembled the person behind a robbery Wednesday at the Bluffton Bank of America, according to the BCSO.

Deputies soon after found a man who matched the suspect's description outside the nearby Quality Inn at 200 Museum St. He was chased on foot and was taken into custody in the parking lot of Burger King at 201 Museum St. 

"I guess when he saw the police was coming, he started running. He took his hat off and his shirt off and he started running," said Shermeine Roberts, witness.

"He was running, and she just jumped on him. After that, four or five police officers just came in," said Camilo Puerta, witness.

David Edward Boyd, 51, of Hilton Head, is being charged with strong arm robbery and threatening the use of a destructive device. More charges may be pending.

The FBI, BCSO and Bluffton police continue to investigate both bank robberies.

MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN a REWARD: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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