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Douglas Albert Haff Douglas Albert Haff
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Update 6/28/13 4:30 p.m.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says the suspect in yesterday's bank robbery has been arrested.

Douglas Albert Haff, 58 of Hilton Head, was taken into custody during a traffic stop this afternoon and charged with one count of Entering a Bank with Intent to Steal.

Deputies pulled over a light-colored Saturn sedan on Greenwood Dr. after a look-out was posted.

Investigators say Haff was the driver and had numerous open containers of beer in his vehicle.

Also inside, they say, was evidence linking him to the bank robbery.

Haff was also charged with DUI and Open Container.

He is being held at the Beaufort County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.

 

 

 

 

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred within the last hour at a bank on the island's South end.

Sheriff's deputies and Sea Pines Plantation security officers responded to First Federal Bank at 79 Lighthouse Rd. just after 12 pm in reference to a reported armed robbery occurring moments earlier.  

BCSO says the suspect apparently told the teller he had an explosive device and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a white male with gray hair in his early 60's, approximately 5'11"-6'00" and 200 lbs.

He was wearing a blue and white striped polo shirt and khaki shorts. 

After being given an undisclosed amount of cash by the teller, the suspect fled the scene.

No one was hurt

There were no customers in the bank at the time of the robbery. 

Motorists may encounter delays at both the Greenwood and Ocean gates of the plantation as incoming and outgoing traffic is being closely monitored during the search for the suspect.

Residents and visitors within the plantation are encouraged to exercise caution and restrict unnecessary travel for the duration of the search efforts.

The suspect at large should be considered armed and dangerous and any suspicious person(s) and/or activity should be reported via 911 immediately, BCSO said.

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