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Two arrested in Fayetteville bank robbery

Posted October 3, 2012

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— Two suspects wanted in the armed robbery of a First Citizens bank in Fayetteville last week have been arrested, and authorities said Wednesday they are still searching for a third.

Agents with the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force captured Lonnie Russell shortly before noon Wednesday, according to Fayetteville police.

Russell, 30, of the 4700 block of Monticello Avenue, Hope Mills, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. Bond information was not immediately available.

Authorities said they previously searched a residence on the 4200 block of Knollwood Drive, Fayetteville, and found a weapon in possession of one of the residents, identified as Martinez Campbell, 24.

Campbell was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. He was held in the Cumberland County Detention Center on a $10,000 secured bond.

Police are still searching for Michael Campbell, 30, who is the brother of Martinez Campbell. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.

Police responded to a call about a bank robbery in progress at 11:20 a.m. Friday at the First Citizens branch at 2617 Bragg Boulevard. Witnesses said two men walked in, brandished weapons and demanded money. They took an undisclosed amount and fled.

Anyone with information about Michael Campbellā€™s whereabouts is asked to call 910-433-1856, Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 or local law enforcement.
 

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  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Oct 4, 2012

    "...the NAACP will call that racial profiling. But that is nothing new for them, trying to get all crooks off." - eoglane

    Change the record already. Saying the same lie over and over doesn't make it come true.

  • eoglane Oct 3, 2012

    Great job Fayetteville PD, the NAACP will call that racial profiling. But that is nothing new for them, trying to get all crooks off.

  • AestheticStyle Oct 3, 2012

    That would require waking up and going to sleep at a reasonable hour. Robbing a bank is much easier. Now their families will put money on their books and they'll STILL get everything for free.

  • DivaD Oct 3, 2012

    All they had to do is get a job!

  • AestheticStyle Oct 3, 2012

    Fayetteville PD when will the profiling stop? Hahahaha. Good police work and thanks for getting these jokers off the streets.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Oct 3, 2012

    Nowadays, it's not hard to become a bank robber. All you have to do is go in demand money and the clerks give it up without a fight. No brain power needed in committing such a crime. Nice job by law enforcement in nailing them so quickly.