Landrum cops seize alleged getaway truck

Published 12:34 pm Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Landrum police officers seized a pickup truck Monday they believe was used as the getaway vehicle in the July 19 robbery of First Citizens Bank and Trust in Landrum.

A green and silver Ford F250 pickup was seized in Inman, searched by police and taken to the Spartanburg County Sheriffs Department impound, said Landrum Police Chief Bruce Shelnut. &bsp;

We found a truck described as the one at the scene leaving the bank, said Shelnut. We did a search of it this morning, but we didnt find anything that connected the truck back to the robbery itself.

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The trucks owner was interviewed by police and is considered a suspect in the robbery, but no arrests have been made, Shelnut said.

The robber was described as a black male standing between 5’8″ and 5’10” tall with a medium build, while the driver of the truck was described as a white male. The robber handed the clerk a note and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money after leaving through the back door.

According to reports, several City of Landrum employees spotted the suspect in a late 1980s or early 1990s model Ford F250 pickup with the back window broken out. The suspect reportedly jumped into the back of the truck, which also had a fifth-wheel tailgate.

The tag number of the truck ended in 4EY, but witnesses did not identify the remainder of the tag or the state.

Anyone with additional information regarding the robbery is urged to contact the Landrum Police Department at 864-457-7281.