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Bank Robbery Leads To Lockdown At 14 Cumberland Schools

Posted December 2, 2005

— Authorities in Fayetteville are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Friday morning.

Investigators said the robbery happened around 11:15 a.m. at the Omni National Bank on South Mcpherson Church Road. According to police, after the man left the bank, he was involved in a wreck a mile away from the bank. He then stole a car, described as a gold Nissan Altima with a possible North Carolina license plate of TWE-2425.

Police say they are looking for Michael Hersey Jacobs, 30, of Maxton. He is described as Indian male with short, curly, brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds.

Jacobs may have suffered injuries to his head from a traffic accident, police said. His vehicle was last seen in the area of Bonanza and Yadkin Roads.

Since there was a lookout for the suspect, 14 Cumberland County schools were placed on "code yellow" lockdown, which means no outside activities can take place. There were also no PE classes and no movement in the hallway without an escort.

Warrants have been issued for Jacobs for robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, felony speeding to elude and larceny of a motor vehicle.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to contact Fayetteville police at

(910) 433-1856

or Crimestoppers at

(910) 483-8477.

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