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Durham man, suspected of being 'ball cap bandit,' arrested in Texas

Posted May 25

Melvin Andrew Williamson

— A man wanted in five North Carolina bank robberies has been arrested after a holdup in Texas, authorities said.

Melvin Andrew Williamson, 50, of 2316 Fitzgerald Ave. in Durham, was apprehended Wednesday after a bank robbery in Midland, Texas.

Williamson was linked to the following robberies:

  • BB&T, 2527 N.C. Highway 127 South, Hickory, April 13
  • State Employees Credit Union, 1900 S. Fifth St., Mebane, April 18
  • BB&T, Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, April 24
  • First Citizens Bank, 11 S. College Ave., Newton, April 26
  • State Employees Credit Union, 3810 Ben Franklin Blvd., Durham, April 28

Authorities dubbed the robber the "ball cap bandit" because he wore a baseball cap during each holdup.

Ball cap bandit

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