FIRST ON WITN: Arrest Made In New Bern Bank Robbery

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Authorities have made an arrest in a bank robbery that happened last week.

Warrants confirm that Clarence Martin, 28 of New Bern, was arrested Monday and charged with common law robbery.

He is accused of taking $4,900.25 from the First Citizens Bank, which is across from the Craven County Courthouse. The robbery happened on March 31st around 11:00 a.m.

Police say information from the public helped with his arrest.

Martin was jailed on a $40,000 secured bond.


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New Bern police are searching for a bank robber this afternoon.

Police say the First Citizens on Broad Street was held up around 1:30 p.m. The bank is right across the street from the Craven County Courthouse.

A man walked in and asked a teller for money in large denominations. He took the money and ran out of the bank toward Pollock Street.

Police describe the robber as a white man, 5'5" to 5'8" tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, with reddish facial hair. The man was wearing a dark coat, light colored blue shirt and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information should call the New Bern police at 252-633-2022.


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