Police charge suspect in First Citizens Bank robbery, separate burglary that happened days earlier

Police charge suspect in First Citizens Bank robbery, separate burglary that happened days earlier
Myrtle Beach police have identified a suspect wanted in connection with Friday's First Citizens Bank robbery.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The man wanted in connection to a bank robbery at the First Citizens Bank in Myrtle Beach last Friday is in custody, Myrtle Beach police confirm.

The suspect was identified by police Wednesday as Robert Junior Thomas. He has been charged with kidnapping and bank robbery, according to police.

The department posted an update on its Facebook page Thursday morning announcing his arrest.

“We appreciate everyone’s calls and messages with information. We’d also like to thank Horry County Police Department for their assistance in apprehending the subject. The investigation is still ongoing and additional warrants are possible,” Myrtle Beach Police said in a post Thursday morning.

No word yet on where Thomas was taken into custody.

MBPD was called to the First Citizens Bank along 75th Avenue North and Kings Highway at 5:35 p.m. Friday. An investigator said the suspect did not appear to be armed.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to investigators..

Thomas is also charged with first-degree burglary, strong armed robbery, and kidnapping for a separate incident that happened in the 5600 block of North Kings Highway on Dec. 18, according to Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest.

An MBPD incident report states the victim in the burglary case is 83 years old.

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