Heist At Local Bank

A gunman held up a bank in Eastern Carolina Wednesday, and officials think the heist could be one in a series of bank robberies.

Edenton police in Chowan County say the robbery happened at Southern Bank at 101 W. Queen St. around 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.

A press release from Police Chief Jay Fortenbery says the suspect came in with a handgun and demanded money. He was wearing a white t-shirt with green shorts. Officials says the suspect may have been driving a 1980s model Ford Bronco II with license plates from another state.

To view photos of the bank robber, click the slideshow link at the top of this story

Chief Fortenbery says the same man may be responsible for bank robberies in Fayetteville and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Dale Vanscoy of the Edenton Police Department at (252) 482-5144.


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