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Cops nab 'Interstate Bandits' linked to N.C. robberies

Posted July 25, 2008 1:37 p.m. EDT
Updated July 25, 2008 7:39 p.m. EDT

— Two men dubbed the "Interstate Bandits" were arrested this week in two states, the FBI reported.

The pair are suspects in a dozen bank robberies in six states, five of the thefts in North Carolina, including the Triangle.

Edison, N.J., police arrested Malik Dillard on Monday after a robbery at a PNC Bank. His alleged partner, Zarqurous Lequis Sanders, was found in a hotel room in Lincoln, Ala., the next day.

All of the robberies, which began May 8, occurred near interstate highways, the FBI's state headquarters in Charlotte said. The North Carolina robberies took place in Garner, Cary, Concord, Huntersville and Raleigh.

Other robberies linked to the pair were in Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Maryland and New Jersey, the FBI said.

The FBI has identified additional suspects in the robberies and expects to make more arrests. Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to call the Charlotte office of the FBI at 704-377-9200.