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Suspects found on woman's steps, money under porch

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"He was hurt and my husband asked what happened and he said he didn't want to be in trouble with police. I went back inside and had a message on Facebook from a friend that said bank robbers were by our house," Allie Rogers said she learned as the men suspected of robbing a SunTrust Bank sat on her porch.

A ten hour search for the bank robbers ended with the arrest of 23-year-old Tyrone Ellison and 27-year-old Ronald Lance of North Charleston. Police said they were found at the home near Ridgeville, which they allegedly used to camp out overnight and stash stolen cash.

Ellison has a record with charges including: assault and battery with intent to kill and lynching.

Homeowner Allie Rogers said is unnerving to think how close they were to her in the middle of the night.

"I guess they were somewhere in the woods overnight," she said. "But they walked up so casually like nothing was wrong and obviously they didn't think there was a threat because we just kept emptying our trash, they sat there on the front porch for about half an hour before I realized what was going on."

Rogers said she realized what was happening when she found photos online, which were posted of the suspects during the bank robbery, and indicated to her that the suspects were on her front steps.

"I knew it was one guy who was hurt because his shoes matched perfectly."

She noticed the shoes because she said the injury was on his foot, likely from the high-speed chase which ended in a car crash late Monday night, so she called police.

"I said no sirens because we've got five acres out here and they'll be gone, and they showed up and about 20 cops showed up with their guns and told them to get on the ground," Rogers said

She said police found the alleged stolen cash in a crawl space under her house, and continued searching the property for hours. Police tell News 2 they were looking around for additional evidence.

Meanwhile the suspects are in custody and waiting for a bond hearing.

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