Alleged bank robber caught by U.S. Marshals

Daniel Christopher Luberda (Source: HCPD)
Daniel Christopher Luberda (Source: HCPD)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Socastee man wanted in connection to a string of recent armed bank robberies in Horry County has been captured by U.S. Marshals Tuesday, according to the Horry County Police Department.

Sgt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department, said Daniel Christopher Luberda, 29, was captured by Marshals around 3:30 p.m. at a vacant building on Fourth Avenue in Conway.

On Dec. 16, officers with HCPD responded to the BB&T bank on Highway 9 in Little River in reference to an armed robbery around 10:45 a.m.

They learned a white male entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect them fled in a small red truck.

Upon further investigation, officers were able to identify the suspect as Luberda, and later located his abandoned truck in the parking lot of the Surfside Beach Walmart.

On Dec. 8, officers responded to the BB&T bank on Highway 544 in Conway in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, they learned a white male with a handgun demanded money from the bank and then fled on foot.

Officers attempted to locate the suspect in the Myrtle Grove subdivision, but were unsuccessful.

HCPD then identified Luberda as the suspect for that crime, and another warrant was issued for his arrest.

U.S. Marshals were able to track Luberda to the vacant building in Conway, and he is now in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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