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2 charged in Chapel Hill bank robbery

Posted May 1, 2008 11:57 a.m. EDT

— Two people have been charged in connection with a Wednesday afternoon bank robbery in Chapel Hill, police said.

A man armed with a handgun walked into the Bank of America branch on Willow Drive at about 3:55 p.m. Wednesday and demanded money, police said. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in a blue Chevy Tahoe.

Officers stopped the vehicle in rush-hour traffic near Eastgate Shopping Center and arrested the two occupants, police said.

Anthony Ravon Ruffin, 25, of 924 Autumn Drive in Greenville, was charged with armed robbery, identity theft, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of stolen goods. Ruffin was being held Thursday in the Orange County Jail under $175,000 bond.

Portia Dejeannette Bright, 22, of 6006 Acorn Road in Grifton, was charged with armed robbery and was being held Thursday in the Orange County Jail under $100,000 bond.