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Suspected Fayetteville bank robber caught

Posted August 24, 2011

— Police said Wednesday evening that they had arrested a man who they believe robbed a Fayetteville bank earlier in the day.

A man walked into the RBC Bank branch at 454 Ramsey St. at about 11 a.m. and demanded money, police said. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen running through a cemetery towards Grove View Terrace.

Officers tracked the robber to an area near the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, and they found him hiding in the woods there shortly before 5:30 p.m., police said.

No charges had been filed as of Wednesday evening, and the man's identity hadn't been released.


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  • parcman Aug 25, 2011

    one robbery of many in this economy...is this what people meant by saying they be's getting obama money?....fbi will be hiring agents to figure out who is robbing all of these banks.

  • Holli0224 Aug 25, 2011

    we-r-just-human- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! He had to look cool to rob the bank.

  • SmokeWagon Aug 25, 2011

    Let this be a lesson to all potential bank robbers....stolen money can ONLY go INTO these banks (aka bailout "stimulas" money)...NONE can be "taken" out by the unworthy and unwashed tax "payer"...!!!!

  • Kimbby Aug 25, 2011

    Who goes and commits any crime in a bright hawaiian looking shirt and sunglasses, and expects to get away with it?! Really?! Bet he had on surfer shorts and rainbows too!

  • we-r-just-human Aug 24, 2011

    I don't think he could hide in the woods with that shirt..

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 24, 2011

    It was the shirt, not the glass, they think they may have him, then again, they may not , they not sure, they don't know his name, then again they may not it but don't want to tell it, so that then we may or may not know it. See? Don't that make sense?

  • hunter38 Aug 24, 2011

    yeah those glasses did the trick....clown

  • lumberman Aug 24, 2011

    I am glad the bank got a good picture or the accused robber. The police should be able to find him on their own. Because as you all know there is a no snitching rule in the hood.

  • fayncmike Aug 24, 2011

    "I am shocked by this picture?! Homey shouldn't be robbin banks!!

    He is good looking. Maybe I can fix him up with my grand daughter.

  • same ole story Aug 24, 2011

    I am shocked by this picture?! Homey shouldn't be robbin banks!!