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City police make arrest in bank robbery Friday

A suspect who robbed the Entegra Bank on Spartanburg Highway didn't get far in his getaway before police picked him up.

Officers responding to the call at the bank on Friday were told that a white male wearing a mask robbed the bank at a teller station, got an unknown amount of cash, and left the scene on foot. It was also reported that the suspect had some type of a weapon.

The Hendersonville Police Department, with the assistance of Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Laurel Park Police Department officers, quickly secured the bank and the surrounding areas and began a search for the suspect. A short time later an individual matching the suspect description was located in a restaurant on Spartanburg Highway. He was identified as Daniel Wayne Owens of Hendersonville. City police detectives conducted a follow up interview with Owens and determined that he was the person responsible for robbing the bank. Detectives charged Owens with common law robbery a few hours after the crime was reported. He was jailed at the Henderson County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information about this robbery is asked to contact the Hendersonville Police Department at (828) 697-3025.