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Serial bank robber strikes again

Posted July 30, 2009

— Police say a man wanted in the robbery of a Fayetteville bank three weeks ago also robbed a bank in western North Carolina on Wednesday.

The robber is believed to have held up six banks across North and South Carolina since mid-May, with a First Citizens Bank branch in Hendersonville his latest target, police said.

Police said the man robbed the Lumbee Guaranty Bank branch at 6313 Raeford Road in Fayetteville on July 6. He also is linked to bank robberies in Fletcher and Edenton and in Forrest Acres and Mount Pleasant, S.C.

The robber is described as a white man between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has close-cropped brown hair and tattoos on both arms. He is believed to be driving a black Ford Bronco II.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1585 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 (TIPS).


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  • working for deadbeats Jul 31, 2009

    This guy is brilliant!! No mask and holding the gun "gangsta" style. I can't wait for him to go to Federal prison.

  • 8675309-9 Jul 31, 2009

    how do we know he isnt wearing a mask?

    Im not convinced thats his real face or tats.

  • hollylama Jul 31, 2009

    They've been looking for this guy since he robbed the bank in Fayetteville. A GPS device was even placed in the money bag and he was smart enough to take it out. I seriously doubt this guy is from around here. Every bank in NC has been made aware of him.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 31, 2009

    "Shouldn't be difficult to ID this guy."
    "it is crazy they haven't caught him yet,..."
    "I think this dude will be caught soon."
    "Wonder why he hasn't been caught yet..."

    You're all assuming he is from this region of the country. Sure, if he was from an area within 100 miles of each city where he robbed a bank, someone would have recognized this photo. But if he's from anywhere else in the country, he will never be recognized. If this photo was somehow put on the news a couple of times on EVERY news station in the country, yes, he would be caught. If he's from Arizona, and just traveled through here to rob banks, he can rob banks until the cows come home.

  • jprime Jul 31, 2009

    You can tell he knows how to handle a weapon by how hes holding it sideways like that (dripping in sarcasm)

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Jul 30, 2009

    Dude's pretty bold, not even a partial mask?

  • SomeRandomGuy Jul 30, 2009

    Maybe if people with CCPs were allowed to carry inside banks, this guys "spree" would have ended long ago...

  • Go Figure Jul 30, 2009

    now, you have a good frontal picture, tattoos and all, GET THIS MAN!

  • jrfergerson Jul 30, 2009


  • MissManda- has real boobs Jul 30, 2009

    way to conceal your identity there genius. Wonder why he hasn't been caught yet with such a clear picture of him.