Police charge two for Citizens Bank robbery

  • Monday, March 3, 2014

  • Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:09 am

Ryan Bonneau and Leonard Riley


Georgetown police have arrested two people in connection with a robbery Monday at the Citizens Bank on Exchange Street and they are possibly responsible for a robbery last month at Anderson Brothers Bank on North Fraser Street.

Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said Ryan Bonneau, 46, and Leonard Riley, 31 - both of Charleston - are charged in connection with the bank robbery of The Citizens Bank on Exchange Street Monday morning.

Investigators recovered the stolen money, disguises and two handguns, Brown said.

“They are also being investigated in connection with the Anderson Brothers Bank robbery that occurred last month,” said Brown. “The Charleston City Police believe they are responsible for a bank robbery in Charleston.”

Brown said at about 9:17 a.m. Monday two African-American men walked in the Citizens Bank armed with a gun.

The men demanded cash, Brown said. After they were given an undisclosed amount of money, they fled the scene in a vehicle.

Brown said that car was found unoccupied on North Hazard Street.

Brown said investigators received word about the location of the vehicle the two were in and started following it. The pair was taken into custody at the Wilco station at the corner of Highway 17 and St. James Street.

On Feb. 12, two black males walked into the Anderson Brother’s Bank on North Fraser Street, presented a gun and demanded money. Brown said they were given an undisclosed amount of cash and ran out the door.

The vehicle they were in was a tan Cadillac Deville.

No one was hurt in either robbery, Brown said.

Along with armed robbery, Bonneau is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Brown said the car they drove to and away from Citizens Bank Monday was stolen.

Brown said additional charges against Bonneau and Riley are expected.


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