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Fayetteville Bank Robbery Has Religious Connection

Posted March 26, 2008
Updated March 27, 2008

— A woman dressed in typical Muslim garb robbed the RBC Centura bank in Fayetteville around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to police. 

The suspect, wearing a veil and head covering, entered the banch at at 2897 Village Drive, and handed a note to the teller that read, “They have my children. Give me all your money.”

She then fled with an undisclosed amount of money in a red Jeep.

According to police, the suspect is 5’5” with a thin build, fair complexion and blue eyes. They have no indication that her claim about children is true.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477.


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  • mrkagain Mar 26, 2008

    That parking lot can ba a bear, but if you know where to park, you could be gone in a flash on a right hand turn, and be outta sight in no more than a full minute. There is a lot of congestion, a lot of business, and even a big, older subdivison you could wander around in for 20 minutes without drawing attention.

  • CuriousT Mar 26, 2008

    If I were a betting person, I'd say because there are so many ways to leave that area somewhat undetected. It's a very busy area of Fayetteville with quick access to several areas that would make it difficult for Police to find the culprit.

  • sportie Mar 26, 2008

    Why is this bank constantly being robbed?