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Mebane man charged in bank robbery

Posted October 5, 2011

— Mebane police have arrested a man in connection with a bank robbery on Monday.

John Ronald Elixson, 40, of 2417 U.S. Highway 70 Lot 34 in Mebane, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in the Alamance County jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

Police said that a man entered Fidelity Bank, 1296 S. Fifth St., around 11 a.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man left through the front door. He was last seen running through the parking lot toward a nearby Subway restaurant.

No one was injured in the robbery, police said.

Police said they were continuing to investigate the case. Anyone with information about the bank robbery is asked to call Mebane police at 919-563-9031.


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  • GoGreen Oct 5, 2011

    Don't rob banks in the area in which you live.

  • wildcat Oct 5, 2011

    Good pictures. Someone knows this man. Of course everyone is not or have computer access.

  • ncmickey Oct 5, 2011

    Come on WRAL.... the guy was CHARGED yesterday!! Talk about ignoring a story...

  • jcsmom Oct 5, 2011

    Per Times News: John Ronald Elixson, 40, of Mebane was charged on Tuesday and is being held in Alamance County jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

  • Con Amor brings luv and laughter Oct 5, 2011

    Dont look like he got much money, he was leaving with just one hand in his small pocket and the other hand empty... I doubt he's from Mebane. It is too small and everyone would recognize him. Probably passing through, traveling the interstate, and long gone by now.

  • UNCfuturealumi Oct 5, 2011

    Mebane police arrested a man on Tuesday for this robbery..

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  • YNCSW51 Oct 5, 2011

    I can see you!! LOL

  • ncmickey Oct 5, 2011

    Bank pics have been getting better and better.

  • dgcreech Oct 5, 2011

    Not too bad of a photo, only concern is that the beard looks somewhat fake.