Authorities searching for bank robbers

Published 12:51 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Greenville Police Department is searching for two men who robbed Bancorp South.

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said authorities are searching for two black males.

The robbery occurred at the bank’s branch on Fort Dale Road around 11 a.m. today.

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According to authorities, the dye packs exploded on the suspects who fled in a white pickup truck, which they later abandoned behind Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church on Fort Dale Road. Authorities say the truck was likely stolen from near Daphne.

Officers followed a trail of money into a wooded area near Pinedale Drive, and used K-9s to track the suspects, but the search came up empty.

“We initially thought they had fled into the woods on foot because of a money trail leading into the woods, but we now think that money was probably just blown in that direction when they opened the door of the truck,” Ingram said. “We’ve got some information now that leads us to believe they had another vehicle stashed here behind the church that they took off in.”

Investigators with the GPD are currently collecting evidence from around the church and from the abandoned truck.