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Two suspects arrested in Zebulon bank robbery

Posted June 10, 2009

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— Authorities arrested two men Wednesday afternoon after a robbery at the RBC Centura Bank at 300 North Arendell Ave.

At about 1:15 p.m., a man wearing all dark clothing and a black bandanna covering his face entered the bank. The suspect implied that he had a handgun and demanded money from the tellers, police said.

The suspect then jumped the counter and took an undetermined amount of cash.

No shots were fired and no one was injured in the robbery.

The suspect ran from the bank and fled in a gold, four-door Lexus. A deputy located the vehicle a short time later on U.S. Highway 70 and Rains Road in Princeton.

Zebulon investigators, with the assistance of the Johnston County deputies, later arrested Devonza Faison, 29, of 102 Powell St., Mount Olive, and Charles Faison, 37, 203 Lucky Oak Road, Goldsboro.

Devonza Faison was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and Charles Faison was charged with aiding and abetting robbery with a dangerous weapon, police said.


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  • didisaythat Jun 11, 2009

    Thank you rjacks20, I was going to make that comment to Jourey. I know so many police officers that hope offenders break another law by running. Journey along with other citizens that do not know the first thing about real life law enforcement seem to think it is the LEO's fault the criminal does not stop for us. They also think we should just get the plate number. Although when you ask the citizens if they got the tag number when a crime is committed they do not get it.Not so easy is it...now try getting it at 80+ while trying to give out locations on the radio, look out for other drivers that have the music on too loud and don't hear or see you. I don't mind the cirticizm if it comes from people that know what they are talking about.

  • rjacks20 Jun 11, 2009

    -Wow, violent offenders arrested without a high speed chase!! See it can be done LEO's!! Good job! Journey985

    I have never been on patrol, tried to stop a vehicle and decided, you know what I think I'll get this guy to run from me so I can chase him. Ridiculous comment!!

  • Lead by Example Jun 11, 2009

    Hopefully these suspects will be prosecuted in the federal court system, the penalties for bank robbery are much more severe. Anyone who uses a gun or other deadly weapon to threaten the lives of others deserves the maximum penalty.

  • Duke _Nukem Jun 11, 2009

    Wow, violent offenders arrested without a high speed chase!! See it can be done LEO's!! Good job!

    Umm...That kinda made the police sound dumb....These guys were on their way back to Goldsboro, their hometown. I'm sure the cops had an inkling of what their desires were and where they were headed to. Most police forces do work together, but sometimes chases are inevitable. Like when a criminal does not leave a county's jurisdiction. Should Wake County stop a pursuit in that case or keep after the crooks?

  • DML Jun 11, 2009

    Another example of some brilliant criminals.
    The suspects fled in a four door gold lexus? Way to pick a get away car that blends in guys. I also noticed that they had the same last name. It's good to see that they do things together as a family, keeping that bond strong.

  • Journey985 Jun 11, 2009

    Wow, violent offenders arrested without a high speed chase!! See it can be done LEO's!! Good job!