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Halloween-masked robbers hit PNC Bank in Chapel Hill

Posted October 25, 2013
Updated November 27, 2013

Authorities released this security video image of a robbery at the PNC Bank on Governor's Drive in Chapel Hill.
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— Two armed men wearing Halloween masks robbed a Chapel Hill bank Friday morning and fled, but not before they were caught on security video.

Chatham County sheriff’s investigators released several high-quality images taken from the video in the hopes of catching the two men, who remained at large following the 9:41 a.m. heist at PNC Bank on Governor’s Drive.

Investigators said they were using police dogs to track the unidentified men and found a money bag a short distance away from the bank. They did not disclose how much money was taken in the robbery or whether any was recovered in the bag.

Chatham County authorities used the 911 system to alert nearby residents and businesses by phone about the robbery. They said Willow Oak Montessori School and Carolina Meadows, a retirement community, went on lockdown after getting the automated call.

One robber wore a blue and black plaid shirt, blue jeans and blue gloves. The other wore a North Carolina State University hoodie, blue jeans and blue gloves.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Chatham County Sheriff's Office at 919-542-2911.

The North Carolina Bankers Association is also offering a reward for information leading an arrest. Contact the FBI confidentially at 1-800-209-2293 or submit a confidential tip through the FBI website.


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  • pinkiglock Oct 25, 2013

    At some point, we have to say enough is enough in terms of criminals.

  • Realamerican71 Oct 25, 2013

    Blue nitrile latex gloves are used quite often to protect against exposure form petroleum products.

  • Realamerican71 Oct 25, 2013

    Curious, I'm no CSI tech... However, he's carrying a S&W MP handgun. Also, those are blue nitrile latex gloves. Look at his right index finger, it's almost off of the trigger.

  • wralisracist2 Oct 25, 2013

    Trick or Treat!

  • Statisticsdontlie Oct 25, 2013

    I wonder if he burst through the door and proclaimed - WOLFPACK IN THE HOUSE!!!!!

  • NHFD 4030 Oct 25, 2013

    This is not Chapel Hill.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 25, 2013

    Is that a Wilford Brimley mask? Diabeetus?

  • Obamacare is here Oct 25, 2013

    That's a pretty good mask. Now how are they supposed to catch this man?

  • sprice7 Oct 25, 2013

    You sure can see his skin color - he's blue! Good eye baldguy. Of course we could have guessed that since its obviously a tarheel who thought he had the perfect disguise in a pack sweatshirt. Those UNC guys are clever like that.
    Or.... Maybe he's Papa Smurf? Although he kind of looks like Paul Sr. Hard to tell.

  • gingerlynn Oct 25, 2013

    thebaldguy - interesting omission isnt it