Columbia police arrested an alleged bank robber Monday morning after, officers said, he changed clothes in a mall bathroom in his escape attempt.
Kevin Leroy Pollock, 23, was charged with armed robbery and possession of a gun during a violent crime, said Columbia Police spokesman Brick Lewis.
A man tried to rob a Wachovia Bank at Dutch Square Center mall with a handgun shortly after noon, Lewis said. He ran from the bank and inside the mall, where he changed clothes. Officers made the arrest on the basis of witness descriptions, a police report said.
Money taken in the robbery was recovered, Lewis said