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Police: 'Armed, extremely dangerous' bank robber strikes again

Posted July 16, 2009 9:15 p.m. EDT
Updated July 17, 2009 8:27 a.m. EDT

— A man who is suspected of robbing at least five banks in North and South Carolina struck again, this time in Edenton on Wednesday, according to Fayetteville police.

The unknown man, seen in surveillance photos, robbed Southern Bank, 101 W. Queen St. in Edenton. He was possibly driving a 1980s model Ford Bronco II with out of state tags.

Police said they believe the same man robbed the Lumbee Guaranty Bank, 6313 Raeford Road in Fayetteville, on July 6, as well as banks in Henderson County and in South Carolina's Mount Pleasant and Forest Acres.

The suspect is a white man, approximately 5 feet 7 inches to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with light brown hair, a slightly unshaven beard and a medium to stocky build. He has extensive tattoos in the “sleeve” style on both forearms.

This suspect should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477 (TIPS).