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Suspected NC serial bank robber found in Tennessee

Posted May 1, 2012

— Authorities have captured a man suspected in five bank robberies across North Carolina.

The Charlotte division of the FBI announced that 60-year-old Clyde Allen Nixon was taken into custody late Tuesday morning by police in Kingsport, Tenn.

FBI Charlotte spokeswoman Shelly Lynch said officers received information on Nixon's whereabouts, and when they tried to take him into custody, he fled the scene in a vehicle but was arrested a short time later.

Lynch said Nixon is now facing charges in Tennessee in addition to numerous charges related to bank robberies in North Carolina. Nixon is currently being held in the Kingsport Police Department's holding facility.

Authorities said they believe Nixon used a handgun to rob the PNC Bank at 2412 Wycliff Road in Raleigh last week.

Before the PNC robbery, authorities believe Nixon robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Asheville on Feb. 9, an RBC Centura bank in Buncombe County on Feb. 24, a First Citizens Bank in Asheville on March 20 and a First Bank in Candler on March 30.


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  • Tarheel born May 2, 2012

    The upside for Federal convictions is they are served day for day. Feds don't play....

  • Decorated War Veteran May 2, 2012

    If banks armed their tellers, criminals like this clown would have shorter careers and taxpayers like me wouldn't have to pay their room and board.

  • sunshine1040 May 2, 2012

    Why do you think he was doing this . It is a Federal crime so no small jail for him. real beds and real food not just 3 hots and a cot

  • tightywhitey2 May 2, 2012

    Looks A little stressed after being on the run. Should of used the "loot" and got himself A makeover for his mugshot.

  • halfpint1552 May 2, 2012

    He must not have walked out with very much money to keep hitting banks that often! Glad they caught him!

  • justafella May 1, 2012

    Geepers BatMan, think they will keep in jail for all this?