Local News

Gunman robs Oxford bank

A man carrying a black semiautomatic handgun robbed a RBC Centura Bank at 155 Hillsboro St. shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, Oxford police said.

Posted Updated

OXFORD, N.C. — A man carrying a black semiautomatic handgun robbed a RBC Centura Bank at 155 Hillsboro St. shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, Oxford police said.

The man, who wore a black bandanna over his face, approached a teller and announced that he was robbing the bank, police said. Witnesses told police he left out of a rear door and got into a vehicle.

The robber was described as black man, standing 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing between 170 and 180 pounds. He wore a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The getaway vehicle was a bright red, small older-model car. Its license plate number might contain HNE11, witnesses said.

Police were reviewing surveillance tape from the bank.

Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.