South Carolina man charged in attempted bank robbery

Peter A Harrison

Peter A. Harrison

MILFORD – On June 3, the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested and charged a 65-year-old South Carolina man for allegedly attempting to rob the Artisans’ Bank in Milford.

According to Det. Dwight Young, Peter A. Harrison, of Gaston, S.C., was charged with second degree attempted robbery, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening.

When they arrived, detectives learned that Mr. Harrison allegedly entered the bank and demanded $100 bills from one of the employees.

Police said, Mr. Harrison was not inside the bank to make a transaction and only demanded the money numerous times.

He reportedly used profane language and obscene gestures toward the employees before fleeing the bank without obtaining the money.

“Harrison also made statements about killing one of the employees to detectives,” Dr. Young said.

Mr. Harrison was apprehended by Milford Police in the parking lot of WAWA just after fleeing the bank.

Mr. Harrison was arraigned and committed in default of $6,500 secured bond.

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