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Wilson man sentenced in SECU robbery

Posted November 19, 2015 1:07 p.m. EST

An armed man's wig disguise fell off as he robbed a State Employees Credit Union in Wilson on July 7, 2014.

— A Wilson man was sentenced Thursday to more than 10 years in federal prison for robbing a State Employees Credit Union last year.

Antonio D. Pitt, 21, of 906 Lakeside Drive, pleaded guilty in May to robbing the SECU at 3990 Ward Blvd. in Wilson on July 7, 2014. He was sentenced to 125 months in prison.

Authorities said Pitt displayed a weapon, threw a bag at a teller and demanded money. A wig he was wearing fell off as he jumped over a counter, and he fled the area on a bicycle with more than $22,000 in cash. All of the money was later abandoned when a dye pack exploded in the bag, authorities said.

He was arrested three days later during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 in Nash County.