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Man tries to rob Fayetteville bank

Posted January 3, 2013

— Police are searching for a man who tried to rob a Fayetteville bank Thursday morning.

The masked man walked into the BB&T branch at 2507 Bragg Blvd. shortly before 10 a.m. brandishing a weapon but left without taking any money, police said. He was seen driving away in a black minivan, heading toward Fort Bragg Road.

The robber is described as white, between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a ball cap, a brown jacket and a blue bandanna across his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

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  • dgcreech Jan 3, 1:26 p.m.

    I personally like the way that Coastal Federal C.U. has set up their branches - all of the tellers and the money are in a sealed room in the back. Yes you lose the personal touch of seeing your teller in person, but it's MUCH safer

  • Glass Half Full Jan 3, 1:18 p.m.

    Glad no one was hurt. Even though the tellers are behind bullet proof glass, the other office staff on the other side of the lobby are not. Even though it seems impersonal, for the safety of the tellers, I too think all banks should provide this protection for the tellers.

  • jmj62 Jan 3, 1:16 p.m.

    I agree with lorawatson. There are many things that can be implemented or ways to protect people without completely closing off all interaction with others while conducting our daily business. There will always be desperate criminals with or without weapons. Functional barriers, deterrents, and warning systems are worth the investment of time and material.

  • gabewilliams12 Jan 3, 1:04 p.m.

    Yes they should. Why is there not a photo released? I worked at a bank, this was my daily fear.

  • lorawatson Jan 3, 12:08 p.m.

    I visit this bank, They have installed the thick glass/bullet proof panels so physical access to the tellers is limited. I think all banks so go to this.