A Greenville, South Carolina Police K-9 officer is credited with the apprehension of a bank robbery suspect Tuesday afternoon, Fox Carolina News reported September 8.
K-9 officer Rocky and his handler, Officer Burdette, responded to a robbery call at Bank of North Carolina on Augusta Street and started tracking the suspect. According to Johnathan Bragg with the Greenville Police Department, Rocky found the suspect’s scent and found the person hiding behind a fenced area near the bank. Frankie Dye, 58, was taken into custody and charged with bank robbery and is being held without bond in the Greenville County Detention Center.
WYFF4 News added Bank of North Carolina was robbed around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday when officers said Dye implied to the teller that he had a gun. He escaped with an undetermined amount of money. LeGrand Bakery employee Emy Hendrickson said Greenville Police deputies entered the bakery property and tracked the suspect. A local fire department provided ladders so police could bring Dye back over the fence.
The Greenville Police Department Facebook page verified Rocky’s assistance in apprehending the suspect in an early afternoon post stating
“Just a little bit ago, we received a call about a bank robbery at 1818 Augusta Street where a male subject got away with an unknown amount of money. K9 Rocky and his handler, Officer Burdette quickly responded and started tracking. Rocky was able to pick up the scent and found the suspect behind a fenced area near the bank. The suspect is in custody at this time!”
Congratulations, Officer Burdette and Rocky. Thank you for your service in getting a dangerous criminal off the streets. A comment in support of this team on their Facebook thread is encouraged.