Man charged with armed robbery, kidnapping
Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:28 PM
Abbeville police arrested an Anderson man Wednesday following a report of a threat near an Abbeville bank.
Lawrence Postell, 30, of 306 Brenwood Road, Anderson, was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping in connection with the incident, which took place Monday.
Officers responded to an ATM in Abbeville on Monday following reports. The suspect turned himself in to police Wednesday and is being detained on $100,000 bond, officials said. According to investigators:
The suspect approached the victim on S.C. Highway 28 and asked for a ride into Abbeville city limits. When the victim agreed, the suspect had the man drive him to several locations. The victim eventually ordered the man to drive to an ATM machine, where money was withdrawn from the victim's account and handed over to the suspect. The suspect then ordered the man to get back in the vehicle and threatened to kill him if he did not, saying he had a gun. The victim then ran into the bank and the suspect fled the scene.