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Fayetteville police believe bank robberies connected

Posted July 6, 2011 2:26 p.m. EDT
Updated July 6, 2011 3:38 p.m. EDT

— Police said Wednesday that they believe the same man might have robbed two Fayetteville banks last month.

A Wachovia branch at 4924 Morganton Road was robbed June 14, and the robber fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Security videos show the robber was wearing a white shirt with black lettering across the back, and witnesses described the shirt as a work shirt or a chef's shirt.

A man walked into the RBC Bank branch on Ramsey Road on June 27 carrying a bag described by witnesses as looking like a woman’s purse, police said. He demanded money from a teller and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber was described as black, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 and weighing more than 200 pounds. He had light facial hair and possibly a mustache. He was wearing what appeared to be a dark-colored poncho, a long-sleeved white shirt and a black stocking cap.

Police said Wednesday that the description of both robbers was similar, so they are looking into whether the same man is responsible for both.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1586 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.