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One caught, one sought in Fayetteville bank robbery

Posted November 1, 2010
Updated November 2, 2010

— Fayetteville police arrested one man and are seeking another who robbed a First Citizens Bank on Monday.

Witnesses said the two suspects entered the bank, at 3604 Ramsey St., wearing Halloween masks at about 2 p.m. They waved guns and demanded money, then made a getaway in a two-door, burgundy sedan.

Police spotted a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle near Smith Lake and gave chase. Officers saw two men jump from the car carrying bags and run into the woods.

They caught Larry Rodgers Jr., 29, at about 7 p.m. hiding behind a house on Fort Bragg. According to police, Rodgers, who is homeless, is a repeat offender with a history of robbery and assault charges dating to the late 1990s.

Police were continuing to search for a second suspect, Rodney Antawan Brown, 29, of 1943 Harris St. They said Brown may have red dye on his fingers as a result of a dye pack included with the cash he stole.

Police asked that anyone with information on where Brown might be call Det. Suggs at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.

Both men face charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree kidnapping.


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  • bear2010 Nov 2, 2010

    He was caught and decided to snitch on his partner..i would like to have been a fly on tht wall to find how they extract that info away him

  • Diabolical Nov 2, 2010

    Amazing how the FPD can catch a bank robber but it took RPD 12 tries to catch their bank robber. ;p FPD rules.

  • ambidextrous cat Nov 2, 2010

    braddavis: Televising crime certaintly doesn't lead to SENSATIONALISM.
    "Hey look it's Grand Theft Auto" in 3d! Satisfying your sick urges would contribute to the next generation of reality television. Don't EVER think of those who want the bare facts- minus the hype, violence and sensationalism.

    Kingfish: Shooting robbers is always a logical decision. Especially when there are actual murderers about.

  • braddavis Nov 1, 2010

    I agree with Kingfish, but I think they should televise it so others will see what happens when then rob people of their hard earned money.

  • ccs1920 Nov 1, 2010

    Kingfish/ You got my vote.

  • NoObamaCare Nov 1, 2010

    Guess people are going to try and break the "repeat robbers" record of 12 banks!

  • Kingfish Nov 1, 2010

    Hope they're caught...and if they're guilty shoot 'em in the head.