Suspect Arrested In Tarboro Bank Robbery

A man wanted for robbing a Tarboro last month is now behind bars.

Monroe Smith, Jr. was arrested Tuesday night in Baltimore County, Maryland. Tarboro police say Smith is also facing charges in Maryland.

Smith is accused of holding up the RBC Bank on February 18th. Police say Smith skipped town on an Amtrack train and have been working with Maryland authorities ever since to find him.

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Right now Tarboro Police are on the search for Monroe Harold Smith, Jr. in connection to a robbery at RBC Bank on Wednesday.

Authorities tell WITN they identified Smith from surveillance photos from Heritage Bank. They believe he originally went into Heritage then left and headed to RBC, where he held up a teller and walked away with cash.

Police say they searched Smith's residence and learned he skipped out of town on an Amtrak train heading to Baltimore, Maryland. Now local authorities are working with Maryland Police to try and bring Smith into custody.

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The thief who robbed the RBC Bank on Main Street in Tarboro is still on the lose.

It happened at 9:25am this morning. Police tell WITN a black male wearing a sweatshirt walked into the bank and demanded cash from the teller. The teller complied and the robber made off on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The thief is being described as a black male, about 6'3", and between 180-210 pounds.

Anyone with information is being asked to call: 252-641-4201 or 252-641-4247.

Tarboro Police also say there was an unusual incident that occurred at Heritage Bank. All authorities will say is a suspicious male walked into the bank but there was not a robbery. That male had similar characteristics as the thief in connection to the RBC robbery but they do not think the two are connected right now and are focusing their investigation on the RBC Bank robbery.

Police also say the robbery in Tarboro is not connected to another bank robbery which occurred in Greenville about an hour later.

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  • by Monroe sr. Location: Baltimore MD on Apr 9, 2009 at 08:47 PM
    My boy has done well. We hot money right now. Sell DRUGS. Fkkkk nigaz
  • by country boy Location: oak city on Mar 11, 2009 at 10:48 AM
    you can run but you can't hide. if the one on the right don't get you then the left one will.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Mar 11, 2009 at 09:01 AM
    To Bank Teller, or if it was 5 cents or $5,000,000,000 dollars, he would be doing to jail also.
  • by Bank Teller Location: NC on Feb 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    Yes. Tellers do know how much they have, but it is not allowed to be told because of secuirty issues. And besides, does it matter how much he got? It's still a bank robbery and he's going to prison if he's caught, regardless of if it was $5 dollars or $5000 dollars.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 19, 2009 at 04:28 PM
    an undisclosed amount of money. Tellers always know how much money they have, why is it always undisclosed? Are there sticky fingers somewhere?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 19, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    Watch out Tarboro citizens! This guy is going after you and your bank account as well probably.
  • by mimi Location: nc on Feb 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    to: Robber Location: Hater on Feb 18, 2009 at 02:58 PM LMAO! so true
  • by Robber Location: Hater on Feb 18, 2009 at 11:58 AM
    Because THATS not all of Tarboro. geez

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