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Brothers Arrested After Bank Robbery

Posted January 30, 2008

— Raleigh police arrested two brothers and charged them in connection with a recent robbery.

At about 5 p.m. Monday, police say John Maxwell Sizemore, 25, went into the First Citizens Bank on Stonehenge Drive. He wielded a knife and demanded money from the teller, police said.

After the robbery, John Sizemore fled the bank and was seen getting into a car driven by his brother, Jacob Albert Sizemore, 19, officials said.

The brothers were arrested a short time later near the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt roads after a Raleigh police officer determined their car resembled the vehicle used in the bank robbery.

John Sizemore was charged with another count of armed robbery and one count of attempted armed robbery in connection with crimes at the State Employee’s Credit Union at 2401 Blue Ridge Road.

That robbery happened on Dec. 26, 2007, and the attempted robbery happened on Jan. 25. In both cases, John Sizemore approached people who were using the ATM, police said.


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  • jtamborini2000 Jan 31, 2008

    The problem with all of these comments is that none of these people even know the brothers. They see oh they made a big mistake and automatically assume they were trash. I have known these brothers for many years, they are the nicest kids you could ever meet. Unfortunately they made a mistake a big one, and yes they will pay for it. I don't know why they did it. But it was a BIG SHOCK to all there friends.BUT THEY ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE AT ALL.

  • BIGCHEESECAMATO Jan 30, 2008

    Mama sure is proud of these sons. I tell you they should have used a donkey and pony as a get a way vehicle.

    Who was the sheriff.... ROSCO P COLTRAIN.......

    did you get a slaw dawg......

  • 867-5309 Jan 30, 2008

    dataclerk: please tell me that's a rhetorical question

  • beachbum1 Jan 30, 2008

    This is so stupid and sad. Do they even have a clue what they've done to their family.

  • ptahandatum Jan 30, 2008

    See? Zeus was there again helping apprehend these two young men, and now they will have to face a judge. You have to love a god that actually comes to work and does something.

  • Meandmytwo Jan 30, 2008

    The boys were teaming up as a team. Now, they get to go to jail as a team. Way to go brothers. Good job Raleigh PD.

  • angora2 Jan 30, 2008

    They're so handsome and wholsome-looking! Just what I'd love my daughter to come home with.

  • Mr. Keeping It Real Jan 30, 2008

    Don't you wonder what makes people do such lame acts of desperation? Well, both will have a LONG time to think about it.

  • Redneck_Bob Jan 30, 2008

    I'll bet their mama is real proud of her boys right about now. THe boys used their one call to tell her "Hey Ma I got my picture on the news".

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 30, 2008

    One thing for sure they may have robbed a bank together, but in prison they will be in separate prison. Their mother is not proud of what they did. Would you be proud if your child committed a crime? I didn't think so. :)