Update: Travelers Rest police make arrest in 2016 bank robbery case

Update (03/09/17):

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest police have charged a 45-year-old Inman man in connection with the 2016 robbery of United Community Bank on Roe Center Court in Travelers Rest.

According to a warrant, Justin Ashley Bott was charged with bank robbery after he was identified through a photo lineup.

The warrant alleges Bott obtained more than $24K from the robbery.

Bott is currently being held without bond in the Greenville County Detention Center, according to the facility's website. 


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Original Article (12/28/16):

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — United Community Bank on Roe Center Court in Travelers Rest was robbed Wednesday afternoon, according to Travelers Rest Police Chief Lance Crowe.

Crowe said a white male wearing a mask and a hoodie entered the bank and presented a note demanding money from one of the tellers.

The suspect fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, Crowe said.

Witnesses reported a white male wearing a hoodie getting in a vehicle behind the Miracle Hill store, fleeing with another man in a gray, 2006 Dodge Charger with Florida tags.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Travelers Rest Police Dept. at 864.834.9029.