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Police: 'Armed, extremely dangerous' bank robber strikes again

Posted July 16, 2009
Updated July 17, 2009

— A man who is suspected of robbing at least five banks in North and South Carolina struck again, this time in Edenton on Wednesday, according to Fayetteville police.

The unknown man, seen in surveillance photos, robbed Southern Bank, 101 W. Queen St. in Edenton. He was possibly driving a 1980s model Ford Bronco II with out of state tags.

Police said they believe the same man robbed the Lumbee Guaranty Bank, 6313 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, on July 6, as well as banks in Henderson County and in South Carolina's Mount Pleasant and Forest Acres.

The suspect is a white man, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with light brown hair, a slightly unshaven beard and a medium to stocky build. He has extensive tattoos in the “sleeve” style on both forearms.

This suspect should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 (TIPS).


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  • Tax Man Jul 17, 2009

    Smile - there is a reward out on you, buddy - and it will likely be your Mama that turns you in! These crimes deserve life w/o parole - soon to be in a prison near you! Just hope he doesn't hurt someone first.

  • Shaw Bears 95 Jul 17, 2009

    Just can't believe Grandmom, Daddy, Momma, Sister, Brother, Cousin, Auntie, Uncle or friends nobody will tell on him, but you can hide this piece of mess in your house. Somebody is housing this man, he's not in the woods. His day is coming and he won't be a free man noooooooo time soon.

  • GWALLY Jul 17, 2009

    Well at least some of these banks seem to have good cameras on their security systems (and therefor good photos). Most banks are so cheap they buy radio shack eq. to protect Millions of dollars!!!!

  • shortcake53 Jul 17, 2009

    Nobody said crooks were smart..........

  • doubletap357 Jul 17, 2009

    Where the heck did he learn to handle a handgun some freakin gangsta rap video?

  • aintbackingdwn Jul 17, 2009

    I guess that sideways "gangbaing" handhold on the gun is so much more efficient than the classic position.

  • lumberman Jul 17, 2009

    Looks like we just need to open a prison door some where because it looks like he wants to go jail. No mask no nothing. Some people never cease to amaze me with how stupid they can be.

  • jas1022 Jul 17, 2009

    These thugs should recieve SIDEWALK JUSTICE!!! Rob a bank, rob an individual, gun someone down, etc. etc. etc...Shoot to kill and ask questions later. Then you would see these panty wearing thugabees vanish because they wouldn't have the guts to 'come out and play'. Why is it that thugs feel it is OK to do these things? Yet if they kill someone they are scared they will get the death penalty. If they were robbed they would kill the individual, but yet it is okay for them to rob others. Our society and legal system has to be one of the most screwed up systems in the world.

  • jprime Jul 17, 2009

    You still have to say "suspected" bank robber when he is clearly photographed robbing a bank?

  • Jeremiah Jul 17, 2009

    he looks pretty tough the way he holds that gun sideways like that