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FBI seeks suspect in 3 NC bank robberies

Posted March 15

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking public assistance in locating a man responsible for a string of robberies in North Carolina and Tennessee over the past seven months.
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— The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking public assistance in locating a man responsible for a string of robberies in North Carolina and Tennessee over the past seven months.

Authorities said the man, who is described as being about 6 feet 3 inches tall and in his 40s with a mole on his right cheek, began his crime spree at First Citizens Bank at 10201 Little Brier Creek Lane in Raleigh on Aug. 11, 2015

In February, authorities said the man robbed another First Citizens Bank at 9650 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh and a New Bridge Bank at 3202 Randleman Road in Greensboro. Those robberies occurred on Feb. 12 and Feb. 18, respectively.

The most recent robbery occurred Friday at a Home Federal Bank in Knoxville, Tenn.

A press release from the FBI said that the man has used a variety of vehicles with stolen plates during the robberies. In February, authorities believe he used a black Chevrolet Trailblazer, and in the recent Knoxville robbery, he used a black or dark blue Toyota Camry.

Anybody with information about the robberies is asked to call the Charlotte FBI at 704-672-6100 or the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751.

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