Lunsford, 27, of 2501 Vesson Avenue, also was charged with breaking into a house on Singing Woods Place following the robbery. In addition, he wascharged with obtaining property by false pretense and assault on a female in connection with prior incidents.
Investigators said a man armed with a gun entered the bank around 2:20 p.m. on Monday and demanded money. The suspect fled in a burgundy Saturndriven by a second man. The car, which had been reported stolen in Raleigh, was found a short time later abandoned on Front Street.
The men apparently drove from Front Street in a blue Ford Taurus and then exchanged the Taurus for a red Geo Prizm. The Prizm was found abandoned next to a business on North Roxboro Road.
The two men then fled on foot to a house at 4801 Singing Woods Place. Officers went to the house and took Jerome Maurice Thompkins, 27, of Estes Street into custody Monday afternoon. Officers also recovered a handgun and some cash from the residence.
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