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Manhunt On For Bank Robbery Suspect Near Methodist College

Posted April 1, 2005

— Authorities in Fayetteville are searching an area around Methodist College for a suspect involved in a bank robbery Friday morning.

Police said a man walked into the BB&T bank, located on College Center Drive at 10:18 a.m. and held up the bank using a shotgun. The man exited through the back door and fled into the woods at the rear of the business.

The bank is about a block from the college campus. Classes at the college have not been cancelled, and there have been no evacuations.

Authorities are looking for a thin white man, who is about 6 foot 2 inches tall and was wearing a black ski mask and dark clothing. He fled the bank with three burgundy pillowcases with money.

There were no injuries during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Fayetteville police at

(910) 433-1856

or Crimestoppers at

(910) 483-TIPS (8477)

.

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