UPDATE: New Bern Bank Robbery

New Bern police are investigating the report of a robbery that took place at the Wood Forest Bank located inside Wal-Mart store on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd around 1:31 p.m. today.

The suspect was described as a black male, around 5’10”-6’0”, wearing black t-shirt, black long shorts, black ball cap, dark framed square glasses, carrying a black notebook.

The suspect walked into the bank approached the teller and handed them a note.

The suspect did not display a weapon. The suspect left the store and was last seen leaving the Wal-Mart parking lot in a black Ford Focus, possibly a 2009-2010 model.

New Bern police asks if anyone recognize the man to please call


New Bern police are investigating a bank robbery Friday afternoon.

Authorities say the Wood Forest Bank branch inside the WalMart was robbed. Police say no gun was shown and a teller was handed a note.

The Wal-Mart is on MLK Boulevard, just off Highway 70.

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  • by wow on Aug 30, 2010 at 07:56 PM
    I would think WALMART of all places, is always busy, you can get in but you can't get out, they only one one cashier and she was up all night doing who knows what, and only works in slow motion. So giving that fact there was probably a long line waiting to check out, with a bunch or bored irritated people looking around. Someone saw this black man dressed in black with a notebook with one sheet of paper in it that said, give me all your money or else. Come on.......better check that teller, just a little closer, somethings not adding up here.
  • by Inside Job on Aug 28, 2010 at 10:57 PM
    Yeah, the teller was probably his g/f
  • by tim Location: pollocksville on Aug 28, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    i bank there an it had to be an inside job because all the teller had to do was holla for help and hundreds of people would have stopped this guy.the teller didn't make a peep according to register girls from walmart
  • by Wildfire? on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:10 PM
    Hey, this guy can get away with it...and he didn't even have a gun! I can do it, too! Seems everyone is getting away with it now....it must be a trendy thing goin' on. ...I'm still looking for the person that can show me the point scale or index for street creds. How many creds do you get for bank robbery? And do you get more or less creds without a gun? I'm sorry if these are stupid questions...I'm a thug in training. (yet to pull my first job) lol
  • by Another beer Location: enc on Aug 27, 2010 at 08:37 PM
    I just needs some party money for the weekend. They didn't catch the guy in Onslow County. So, maybe they won't catch me either. Easy pickings.
  • by Lock the doors! on Aug 27, 2010 at 07:43 PM
    Ok, I mean really. Do all these big stores not have the ability to lockdown such as when a child is reported missing? Why in the world did they not lock the doors and somebody pepper spray the dude!
  • by coolchange Location: Kinston on Aug 27, 2010 at 03:40 PM
    I wonder if it is the same guy who robbed the bank wearing a hard hat and safety vest...
  • by Thanks, WITN on Aug 27, 2010 at 03:20 PM
    I knew you could do it! The naysayer is obviously misinformed. Once again, WITN is "Johnny-on-the-spot" with pictures and updates. You guys ROCK!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Aug 27, 2010 at 02:56 PM
    It's a tall black guy, in black clothing, who robbed the bank with only a piece of paper, and no weapon, in broad daylight. This is the new America; just a bunch of 'ThunderDome Thugs'.
  • by To Update Please Location: new bern on Aug 27, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    Those releases would be up to New Bern PD not WITN so maybe you need to call them and complain. CAuse do to budget cuts they have no Full Time person that does press releases. But ya plenty of cameras there should help PD catch them
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