FBI: Same Man Wanted In Bertie And Washington County Bank Robberies

The Charlotte Division of the FBI says the man seen on surveillance video robbing the RBC bank in Colerain on January 27, is the same man seen robbing the East Carolina Bank in Creswell on January 6.

In both robberies the suspect was armed with a silver revolver. He is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, approximately 6’, 175-200 lbs. He wore a dark colored cap with what appears to be fake dreadlocks, according to a release from the Charlotte Division of the FBI.

The getaway car is believed to be a white Toyota Corrola or Camry and it is missing a hubcap. There is no description available on the person driving the getaway car.

If you have any information about either robbery, call the Charlotte Division of the FBI at 704-672-6100.


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The RBC bank in the Bertie County of Colerain was robbed at gunpoint just before 1 p.m. today.

The bank is located on Highway 45.

The robber used a silver handgun and demanded money. No one was hurt.

A witness told authorities the robber was wearing dress pants, a white shirt, a dress vest but no jacket and a stocking cap. Authorities say the man was black, about 6' tall and 170 pounds.

Authorities say it's possible a white '98 Toyota Camry with one hubcap missing may be connected to the holdup, but they stress that is not certain at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bertie County Sheriff's Office at (252)794-5330


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  • by Not Dumb Location: Creswell on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:30 AM
    Let's go ahead and profile the guy. Not dumb at all, has researched areas without law enforcement close by, knows when the best time to hit the bank. This means he lives close enough to survey these banks but far enough nobody recognizes him or choses not to report it. I'm going to say he probally lives in the Plymouth, winsor, or Williamston area and the next bank will probally be located West/Northwest of Williamston.
  • by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 at 06:41 AM
    looks like a guy from washington county!!! lookout plymouth,white city, saw mill circle..
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      by dee on Feb 1, 2012 at 08:39 AM in reply to anonymous
      Look out for what? he's robbing banks not people!
  • by WHAT'sUP PLYmouth police dept? on Jan 31, 2012 at 02:55 PM
    Just ride down blood street or old Hwy 64 in washinton county(outside of creswell).Nobody talks in that area because all the older black people(grandmothers)have died off.These black guys around here have no crutch to lean on when they get a little older so they resort to gimme,IT BE MINES!mmm,mmm,I know dats right!
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      by tee on Feb 1, 2012 at 05:28 AM in reply to WHAT'sUP PLYmouth police dept?
      Look I'm from Pearidge, Jones white rd at that. the guys down there are not that dumb and majority of them still have a little morals.
  • by LMH Location: Windsor on Jan 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    Im thankfull that none of the Tellers were hurt.
  • by Shine Location: NE NC on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:21 AM
    A friend of mine was the manager of that bank if some of you are OLD enough to remember "Peoples" This is funny a lonng time ago. .... The bank was robbed-------- Two older women came in and wanted to make sure it waas not "Their Money" that was stolen. Cute but true
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    you have surely got that statement right for during the hunting season there would have been 10 -15 deer hunters at the red apple that would have probably taken him down outside of the banks entrance. thatis if they had relized what was taking place in time to act on it . raised in bertie county thank you
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      by Shine on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM in reply to
      The Red Apple does not exist / The B's sold that off several yrs. ago.
  • by local on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:55 AM
    Looks like the guy that robbed the bank in Creswell a couple of weeks ago. Small towns no LEOs close by...things that make you go hummm.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:14 PM in reply to local
      I'm surprised the bank in Fountain has not been robbed. The police car has been parked in the same spot for over a mounth.
  • by When Location: Hertford on Jan 28, 2012 at 07:46 AM
    Four years ago, when I got my concealed weapons permit here in N.C., the state certified firearms instructor(a sgt. deputy sheriff) told the class that the signs with the x'd out handgun on business's didn't mean anything UNLESS it also happened to be one of the places on the list that precluded carrying such as a place where classes were taught, etc. Gotta check that out again one of these days.
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      by ralphie on Jan 28, 2012 at 03:24 PM in reply to When
      I had to think all day about this one. What he meant was, if a no guns welcome sign is up, and you are concealed and nobody knows you are armed, no foul. But, the law goes on to say that if they figure out you are armed, they can request you leave, and if you don't RIGHT NOW, they can have you arrested for trespassing. So, just avoid those places. Tell them on the phone- sorry, i cannot shop where I am a disarmed victim, bye.
  • by LEORetired on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:44 AM
    Please stop talking about your right to shoot a robber in a bank.Gun shots inside a bank can kill more than the thugs. If your as brave as you say your are, follow the robber outside, and when clear, have at it. The right to carry a gun is more than just being brave but also being smart.
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      by ralphie on Jan 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM in reply to LEORetired
      I think folks understand that it is less than helpful to hurt innocents, in defense of innocents. The thing about what you said that screams for correction though, is that, following him out the door, where he is no longer a direct threat to anyone, makes it murder to end its life, no matter how much he deserves it. Citizens are allowed to draw and fire when LIFE and Safety are in DIRECT THREAT. So- really- if you have a shot in that moment, take it. IF not, don't. But no vengeance following him out to slay it...
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        by LEORetired on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM in reply to ralphie
        99% of bank robberies end with no violence. You are "still" talking about gun fire inside a building with alot of innocent folks. Please, paraphrasing statues only works in the courtroom. LEOs usually want the robber outside the bank so he won't take hostages. I didn't say you had to slay the robber, thats "your" words. The smart part of my comment has to do with the letter and the spirit of the law and knowing the difference. I respect your right and feelings, I just feel with all the recent robberies alot of people are angry and want to shoot somebody.
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          by ralphie on Jan 28, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to LEORetired
          I understand your point here... (when did they make it OK to carry concealed in a bank? Dec 1?)... I would not want to be in a bank when that happened..or anyplace I NEEDED to be armed. I am glad too though, that as a citizen, I am not encumbered with all you LEO's are as to worries about when to fire, and hostages and all...but, I bet with armed Americans in the bank, there will not be any hostages. There are things to get around the crowd situation (if they would be dumb enough to hit a bank at rush hour) like fall to the floor, and aim Up. Paint the ceiling with pig brain....AGAIN, OF COURSE- as long as it is a true Innocent-person-in-threatened-mode. I would most certainly hope the tapes would show I was innocent of bad conduct if ever I drew and fired...
  • by Annonymous/Patriot Location: Bertie on Jan 28, 2012 at 06:04 AM
    He's a victim of society as well, especially the public schools in this county. Most likely he dropped out of Bertie High School and nobody gave a hoot.
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      by fed up with crime on Jan 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM in reply to Annonymous/Patriot
      He was probably supposed to be "IN" school that day.
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