Woman arrested after Whiteville bank robbery

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A South Carolina woman is in jail after a bank robbery Friday afternoon in Whiteville.

According to a news release, Whiteville Police responded around 3:15 p.m. to a bank hold-up alarm at First Bank at 1104 J.K. Powell Blvd.

On the way officers got a description of a woman they say they later identified as Victoria Neal, of Columbia, SC, who they say was leaving the bank carrying a bag with currency. Two officers saw Neal in the parking lot, caught her and recovered the cash taken in the robbery.

Police say no staff or customers in the bank at the time of the robbery were injured.

Police took Neal to the Columbus County Detention Center, where she was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. She was booked under $250,000 bond.

Charges are also pending for a similar style robbery in Loris, SC.

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