HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County police took a suspect in custody after investigating a reported robbery that happened at the United Community Bank near Little River.

Thomas Patrick Sheils, 38, of Longs, is listed as the suspect on a police report obtained by News13. Sheils is charged with entering a bank, depository, or building and loan association with intent to steal.

Sheils allegedly entered the bank and handed a note to the teller demanding money, according to a warrant obtained by News13. After receiving money, Sheils allegedly left the bank and took the note.

Online booking records show prior arrests for Sheils in September and October on Larceny charges.

Authorities had blocked off the parking lot and put up yellow tape outside the bank located at 3187 Highway 9 East.

Authorities were asking drivers to stay clear of the area and to expect delays. Highway 90 was closed from McNeill Street to just north of Salem Methodist Church for a period of time.

Neighbors located near Highway 90 and Lees Landing were asked to remain indoors and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

No injuries were reported, and no additional information was immediately available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the HCPD tipline at 843-915-8477.

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Dennis Bright is a digital producer at News13. Dennis is a West Virginia native and graduate of Marshall University. He has won copyediting and journalism awards in Virginia and Ohio. Follow Dennis on Twitter and read more of his work here.