Two arrested in Sanford bank robbery
Posted May 2, 2013
Sanford, N.C. — Two men accused of robbing a Sanford bank Thursday were arrested within hours of the alleged crime, police said.
Sanford officers said they were called to a PNC Bank on Carthage Street about 9:10 a.m. Thursday and spoke to employees who said a man had approached a teller and demanded money.
About 11:40 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle and arrested the driver and passenger. Cliff Hansford, 55, of 925 Marks Road, Cameron, and Michael Smith, 59, of 1111 Crest Street, Sanford, were each charged with common law robbery, felony conspiracy to commit common law robbery and felony possession of stolen goods.
Hansford was held in the Lee County jail under a $500,000 secured bond. Smith was held in the Lee County jail under a $250,000 secured bond.