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Police: While on probation for robbing banks, man attempts to rob bank

Posted January 28, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015

— A 41-year-old man was arrested and charged Wednesday with attempting to rob the Bank of America branch at Cross Creek Mall, Fayetteville police said.

Detectives identified Joseph Junior Alfred, of 1356 Davis Street in Fayetteville, from surveillance videos of two bank robberies he committed in 2013. Alfred was convicted of those robberies, served time in prison and was on probation when Tuesday’s attempted robbery took place, authorities said.

A man walked into the Bank of America branch at about 2 p.m. Tuesday and handed a note to a teller that demanded money and indicated he was armed, police said. But the man fled on foot without obtaining any money.

Alfred is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was placed in the Cumberland County jail under a $55,000 bond.


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  • Brandon White Jan 29, 2015
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    Yeah know you just cannnot cure stupid. I suspect besides th efinancial reward he is also getting a thrill, which he needs to keep satisfying. I wonder what th eamount of his 1st bond was. With the amount of the second bond he is goin gto have to pay between 10 and 15%. Why did they even allow a bond for this second offense? Mind boggling.

  • Ashley Moore Jan 29, 2015
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    Right, because police decide how long a person stays in jail. You know they are just following the law, right? They don't make it.

  • Ashley Moore Jan 29, 2015
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    What constitutes as "much needed"?

  • NotLiberal Jan 29, 2015

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    Boy are you in trouble now, the firestorm will soon begin.

  • NotLiberal Jan 29, 2015

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    Can't bring up race, unless you are playing the race card and then that's OK.

  • Kingfish Jan 29, 2015

    He committed TWO bank robberies in 2013, went to trial, served prison time, and is already out committing bank robbery??? What is wrong with this picture? He might get a whole MONTH of prison time for his THIRD bank robbery!!!
    Our justice system does not work! Who came up with this punishment?!?!

  • cjw6105 Jan 29, 2015

    Another probation success story.

  • seenbetterdaze Jan 29, 2015

    Probably another one let go by the Eric Holder "Just-Us" Dept. He tasked his people with looking to let go people convicted by Juries guilty of "Racial Animosity".

  • euimport1 Jan 29, 2015

    knows what he wants, does not know how to get it. and out on probation? what does one have to do to NOT get automatic release?!?

  • sinenomine Jan 29, 2015

    You have to admire the man's persistence.