Charleston Police say they arrested and charged Shawn Elmore of Alabama with robbery. His girlfriend, Charlene Bowman, was allegedly driving the getaway car and has also been taken into custody.
Elmore is originally from Alabama, but was staying with some friends at Orchard Manor.
Detectives tell WSAZ.com that they were able to trace an envelope Elmore used during the robbery back to that Orchard Manor apartment. The envelope had a postal barcode printed on it and a blank note inside.
When investigators went to the apartment, Elmore wasn't there, but people told police that he had gone shopping at the Town Center. Officers staked out the mall and Orchard Manor, and eventually caught Elmore on Hutchinson Street. They say he spent about $300 during his shopping spree.
Both Elmore and Bowman are charged with first degree robbery. They're in the South Central Regional Jail.
The State Credit Union was also robbed in 2000 and 2007. Police are looking into the possibility that Elmore robbed the same bank during the 2007 robbery. They say he was in town during that time.