Police: Man Robs Bank at Knifepoint , Waits for Taxi

10:50 AM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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Timothy Osborne (Image: West Columbia Police Dept.)

West Columbia, SC (WLTX) - West Columbia police say a man robbed a bank Thursday morning using a knife.

The incident took place at the Palmetto Citizens bank on Sunset Boulevard just after 9 a.m.

According to officers, 50-year-old Timothy Osborne came into the store and demanded money while holding the knife. He then ran from the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers found him a short time later across the street. Police say he was waiting on a taxi.

No injuries were reported.

Several schools in the area were briefly on lockdown while officers searched for the suspect.

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