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Fayetteville bank robbed

Posted March 25, 2011

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— Police were searching Friday for a gunman who robbed a Fayetteville bank.

A man went into the First Citizens Bank branch at 2617 Bragg Blvd. shortly after 10 a.m., displayed a handgun and fled in a mid-1990s, blue Buick four-door sedan with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

The robber was described as a black man, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall and 230 to 250 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and was carrying a gray backpack with orange straps.

Police said they consider the robber armed and dangerous and ask that anyone with information contact their local law enforcement agency.


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  • ifcdirector Mar 25, 2011

    It's a good thing that law abiding citizens are still not permitted to have legal concealed carry in banks. I certainly would not want anyone to get in the way of a criminal pointing guns and robbing people.

  • mdnghttrble Mar 25, 2011

    One who has kids would know about the height markers...my 11 yr old measures himself every time he goes to the bank to see how tall he is..

  • imsosorry Mar 25, 2011

    There are height markers on the doors of banks ~!

  • jennylock2004 Mar 25, 2011

    I always wonder how they know the height and weight of a suspect. I know its a guess, but how did they get the 2 inches??
    hope they catch him!!!

  • Glock23 Mar 25, 2011

    2009 FBI Bank Robbery Stats:


    Robberies Burglaries Larcenies Extortions
    North Carolina 164 4 0 1
    South Carolina 77 4 0 0
    Virginia 109 0 2 1

  • imsosorry Mar 25, 2011

    Thanks WRAL for posting this, keeps us informed !

  • jeffreyelliott03 Mar 25, 2011

    Bragg Blvd is become quit dangerous, fayettenam is living up to its reputation

  • Caveman93 Mar 25, 2011

    Friday is payday.