Man robs Commercial Bank, waits for deputies to arrive


Early Wednesday afternoon, deputies from the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Commercial Bank, located at 8016 Augusta Road, in reference to a bank robbery. According to reports, just after 12:40pm, Greenville County Communications Center received multiple alarm activations and subsequently dispatched deputies to the scene. After arriving on scene, deputies discovered the suspect, identified as 26 year-old, Michael Brandon Collins, sitting in the lobby. He was taken into custody without incident.

Investigators initiated an investigation and learned that Collins entered the bank around 12:30pm and presented a note to the cashier, demanding money. After taking the undisclosed amount of cash, Collins proceeded to take a seat in the lobby where he indicated he was waiting on the police to arrive. A short time later, deputies arrived and took Collins into custody without incident. Collins was not found to be in possession of a firearm.

Collins has been arrested for Armed Robbery and is being transported to the Greenville County Detention Center where he will await a bond hearing.