Police Make Arrest In RBC Bank Robbery

Greenville police say they have made an arrest in the latest bank robbery. It's the second bank robbery arrest this week in the city.

Jeffrey Ruffin of Greenville was arrested last night for common law robbery and driving with license revoked.

Police say Ruffin robbed the RBC Bank branch on Memorial Drive with a hammer and was disguised as a construction worker. The robbery happened last Wednesday around 10:45 a.m.

The 26-year-old man is being held on a $50,000 secured bond. Police say some of the money in the robbery was recovered at his residence.

On Tuesday police charged Pamela Styles of Jamesville with the November 17th robbery at the Bank of America branch on Greenville Boulevard.


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Greenville police say another bank in the city has been robbed. this time with a man armed with a hammer.

The latest robbery happened Wednesday morning around 10:45 a.m. at the RBC Bank branch on Memorial Drive, near Kohls.

Surveillance pictures show the robber was a black man with a mustache and beard, wearing gloves, a dark coat, and a white shirt. The man had on a bright blue hard hat and sun glasses.

To view the surveillance pictures, click the PHOTOS tab at the top of the story

Police say the robber displayed a hammer and handed the teller a note. In one photo you can see the hammer attached to the man's belt.

The robber left in a red SUV and the dye pack exploded in the vehicle. Police say the man threw out the dye pack in the parking lot and that the robber should have red dye on him.

Last Thursday a Bank of America branch on Greenville Boulevard was robbed by a well-dressed woman who was not armed, according to police. Her note said a small child would be hurt if she wasn't given money.

No one has been arrested in either bank robbery.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    Hard to beleive that the stupid cops could catch this stupid criminal.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:39 PM
    Give him a break all he wanted was the "CHANGE" he was promised.if this keeps on there will be nobody left to vote for Obama.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:32 PM
    So; they've arrested him. Now what will they do with him? What will happen to him? What will his punishment be? Answers: First offense, plead guilty, add in time spent in jail, stir in good-behavior while incarcerated...yep; he should be out in time to do the same thing next Christmas.
  • by The Original ENC Location: enc on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    Here's your sign...
  • by Village People on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:55 PM
    Times are bad when a former member of the Village People is robbing banks. Time to vote Obama out!
    • reply
      by porkchop on Dec 1, 2011 at 01:30 PM in reply to Village People
      He got evicted from the YMCA. Then the Navy rejected him.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Dec 1, 2011 at 02:00 PM in reply to Village People
      Now you got me singing....YMCA, YMCA
  • by Compassionate Location: Eastern NC on Nov 28, 2011 at 06:53 AM
    Have a heart, this guy obviously needs to rob the bank because of all the corporate greed out there that he can't even afford a gun, not even a nail gun. We need a govenment bail-out program for these out-of-work types to get them back on their feet...so they can at least afford the basic tools of their trade, like a real gun!
  • by confused Location: N.C. on Nov 24, 2011 at 02:07 AM
    Am I the only one that notice, that this man never displayed a hammer,in any of these photographs? Look close at the photographs. It's in his belt.Could it be she said he did,to cover the fact she was on Facebook?I understand he was wrong and punished if captured, but don't lie to cover the fact you were doing wrong while on the job
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 08:36 PM in reply to confused
      Yep
  • by chris Location: greenville on Nov 23, 2011 at 08:44 PM
    which is more sad... that bob the builder robbed a bank with a hammer or that the teller was dumb enough to hand over money to a guy holding a hammer.
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      by scarlett on Nov 24, 2011 at 03:52 PM in reply to chris
      I don't think it had anything to do with the teller being"dumb." I know I would have handed over the money if someone threatened me with a hammer. I get so sick of these thugs who endanger innocent people just out trying to make an honest living.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 at 08:35 PM in reply to scarlett
        Good thing no one knows who you are now that you've announced you're a pushover for a mugging.
  • by anon on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:45 PM
    The bank tellers should be allowed to have a taser gun behind the counter. He has to turn his back sometime to get out the door. He is just another lazy thug that needs all his benefits stripped from him.
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      by Audra on Nov 24, 2011 at 02:14 AM in reply to anon
      The problem with the taser suggestion is that the banks don't want tellers engaging in any way. :-/ Not gonna happen.
  • by JOSEYWELLS Location: CURRITUCK on Nov 23, 2011 at 06:39 PM
    That dont happen hear for a reason folks! Happy Thanksgiving
    • reply
      by obamanot on Nov 24, 2011 at 03:43 PM in reply to JOSEYWELLS
      I dont live in that county but have worked in that area and I know exactly what you are saying.Merry CHRISTmas.
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