Police sent out word through the Alertus beacons in each building that a suspect in a bank robbery at the corner of Oakland Ave. and Wilson St. could be in the vicinity of campus. The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, and carrying a shotgun.
The suspect fled from Palmetto Bank on foot, so police were unclear about the direction of travel. Those on the Winthrop campus were advised to stay indoors if at all possible and to call 911 if anyone was seen matching his description.
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