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Police: Pregnant woman tried to rob Fayetteville bank

Posted April 22, 2009

— Police said they are looking for a pregnant woman who tried to rob a Fayetteville bank at gunpoint but left empty-handed after answering her cell phone.

Fayetteville police spokeswoman Teresa Chance said the woman had a handgun and demanded money when she entered Carter Bank & Trust, 123 Rowan St., at 9:43 a.m. Tuesday.

The woman got distracted when her cell phone rang and began talking to the caller, police said. She then left the bank without taking any money. No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a pregnant, light-skinned, black woman, in her late 20s to early 30s. She was wearing a knee-length dark-colored skirt and a multicolored scarf on her head.

Anyone with information should call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856. To leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers, contact 910-483-8477.


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  • clickclackity2 Apr 22, 2009

    Maybe she was hungry. And did she not realize, you dont need a gun to rob a bank?

  • Bay of Fundy Apr 22, 2009

    Same rules apply as when driving:


  • Glass Half Full Apr 22, 2009

    My money's on her living within walking distance of the bank.

  • Weetie Apr 22, 2009

    LOL. Good One Raceme!

  • Raleigh Boys Apr 22, 2009

    Dear pregnant lady who attempted the robbery. Walmart is hiring!!!!!

  • vote4changeASAP Apr 22, 2009

    Are they sure she wasn't blonde?

  • Shaw Bears 95 Apr 22, 2009

    Lol Lol...maybe her friend was calling her to say she could loan her the money an there was no need to rob the bank...You know how folks say SAVED BY THE BELL, well she was saved by the cell phone. Why charge her....

  • iron fist Apr 22, 2009

    I hate it when that happens. Phone always rings at the most inopportune times. Life was much simpler before cell phones, pagers, etc.

  • lyricalsoulexperience Apr 22, 2009

    The pregnancy could have been part of her disguise!

  • All child molesters should die Apr 22, 2009

    Wow! Sounds like a real winner! I sure do feel sorry for her future child. How totally sad....