Arrest made in serial bank robbery case
Posted February 15, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — The FBI arrested a man Wednesday in the robbery of two Wake County banks since September.
John Larry Morrison, 36, of Greensboro, faces two charges of common law robbery in connection with the Sept. 23 robbery of a SunTrust Bank branch at 6300 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh and a Nov. 25 robbery at a SunTrust branch at 1273 NW Maynard Road in Cary.
The man responsible for both robberies was dubbed the "No Bag Bandit" because he carried the stolen cash off in his hands instead of using a bag, the FBI said.
Morrison, also known as Ralph Linwood, was already being held in the Durham County jail in connection with the Dec. 17 robbery of a Rite Aid drug store.
Originally, authorities said they believed Morrison was linked to the Jan. 19 robbery of a Wells Fargo branch at 1301 Fifth Ave. in Garner. He is no longer considered a suspect in that robbery, the FBI said.