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Oxford bank robber escapes on bike

The robbery happened late Monday afternoon at the SunTrust Bank on Main Street.

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Oxford police are investigating a bank robbery in which the assailant escaped on a bicycle.

The robbery happened about 4:50 p.m. Monday at the SunTrust Bank on Main Street. Police said the assailant used an automatic handgun and forced customers to get down on the floor. He fled the scene with an unspecified amount of money.

Investigators said the man was wearing a mask and a hooded sweatshirt. He stood about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall. A further description wasn't immediately available.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the police department at 919-693-3161.