Man arrested after trying to rob woman at ATM

Man arrested after trying to rob woman at ATM

Horry County Police arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery attempt at a Socastee bank on Saturday morning.

Police say Justin Lee Abernathy, 24, of Conway charged with armed robbery with an alleged deadly weapon.

According to a press release, a woman told officers as she was withdrawing money from the ATM at the Conway National Bank branch in Socastee, North Carolina when a man approached her truck’s window, showed her a large needle, and demanded she give him money. She told police he threatened to inject her with the needle.

The woman told police she pulled out her handgun and stuck it in the suspects face saying “I dare you to stab me!”

The suspect said “Are you seriously going do that to me,” and ran off, the report said.

Abernathy is currently being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

WKRC Cincinnati