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4 Charged in String of Bank Robberies

Posted January 10, 2008

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— Police have charged four people in connection with four bank robberies in Fayetteville in the last month, including two Wednesday.

Damiano McFayden, 19, no address provided, and Christopher Sean Deregt, 19, of 3560 Hastings Drive, were each charged with four counts of common law robbery and four counts of conspiracy to commit common law robbery.

Miguel Angel Figueredo Jr., 21, of 6769 St. Julian Way, was charged with three counts each of common law robbery and conspiracy to commit common law robbery.

Steven Ray Seidel, 20, of 602 Glensford Drive, was charged with two counts each of common law robbery and conspiracy to commit common law robbery.

The RBC Centura branch at 214 N. McPherson Church Road was robbed at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, and the RBC Centura branch at 2897 Village Drive was held up about 90 minutes later, police said.

The McPherson Church Road branch also was robbed on Dec. 18, and a First Citizens Bank branch at 3604 Ramsey St. was robbed on Dec. 27, police said.

McFayden and Deregt were charged in all four robberies, while Figueredo was charged in the First Citizens robbery and the two Wednesday hold-ups and Seidel was charged in the two Wednesday robberies, police said.

No one was injured in any of the robberies. Police didn't indicate whether a weapon was used in any of the incidents.

An officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of one seen leaving the second robbery Wednesday and arrested all four men during a traffic stop on Blount Street near Robeson Street, police said.

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