Search Underway For Bank Robber

The search is on for a man who walked into a Washington County bank at closing time and robbed it.

Chief deputy Brian Hardison tells WITN that the man walked into the East Carolina Bank in Creswell at 5:58 Friday afternoon as the last customer was leaving. Hardison says the man was armed with a silver revolver and demanded cash.

The suspect left the bank with an undetermined amount of money.

The SBI has been called in to aid in the investigation.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:50 AM
    Looks like he got away with it thanks to our nonpatrolling Creswell sheriffs office and the great investigators.
  • by Local on Jan 30, 2012 at 05:15 AM
    Hey has anyone noticed this guy and the guy that robbed the bank in Colerain look alike?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:25 PM
    Washington County Sheriff's Office is a joke because they take the rejects off of patrol and put them in investigations becasue they are too incompetent to do the deputy jobs. I don't think any of the investigators live inside washington county.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 08:49 PM in reply to
      I hate to tell you but its not just patrol. The sheriff and chief deputy are just as bad.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:44 AM in reply to
        Amen to that, they don't return phone calls and are never in the office according to the secretary.
  • by John Location: Creswell/ Cherry on Jan 14, 2012 at 03:58 PM
    I have lived here for 10 years and that is about the number of times I have seen a Wash. Co. sheriff's car in Creswell. There is no Police presence here so the bank is regular easy pickings. The State Police are the only ones that come thru. Yet at tax time the County always wants their money.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:55 PM in reply to John
      I saw more Tyrrell County Sheriff cars at the bank after the robbery than I saw Washington County Sheriff cars.
  • by ECB Customer Location: Creswell on Jan 10, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    The East Carolina Bank is FDIC insured so this robbery was a federal crime. The FBI should be called in.
  • by sickofthecomments Location: Creswell on Jan 9, 2012 at 06:08 PM
    if someone was at the substation they couldnt see the bank for all the junk!!!!!! case colsed
  • by Pooterscooter Location: Hobumpkin on Jan 9, 2012 at 03:00 PM
    Really?? Robbing a bank is creswell? Thats like stealing from the dollar store...probably drug money, the guy probably lives on blood street lol In all reality, the economy drops...crime rate increases. You want to stop violence? Try making some more jobs for the citizens. If this guy had a steady paying job he wouldnt have done it. Also dont think for a second he would pull the trigger, it probably wasnt loaded, theres a huge diference between armed robbery and attempted/murder.
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      by Jim on Jan 28, 2012 at 05:21 PM in reply to Pooterscooter
      No pooter, no matter how good the economy is this guy would still commit crimes. I know it's a favorite lie liberals like to tell but there is almost zero correlation between crime and the economy. Good people just don't decide to rob someone because they are currently unemployed.
  • by chris Location: creswell on Jan 9, 2012 at 01:22 PM
    I am so tired of everyone either bad mothing the town or the Sheriff's dept. No neither one is perfect but guess what there is problems all over. Everyone on here needs to remember there was good hard-working people in that bank. They did not ask to have a gun in their face and yes it could of happned anywhere. So instead of worrying about the location or the law enforcement worry about the lives that were affected.
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      by victim's mother on Jan 11, 2012 at 03:31 AM in reply to chris
      Thank you, Chris.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 at 10:53 PM in reply to victim's mother
        Robberies happen everyday and the citizens are frustrated because of the lack of law enforcement presence in the Creswell community. Something like this happens and then it gets better for a while and then after a while robberies happen again.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:25 AM in reply to victim's mother
        Chris you must not be from Creswell because you would know how bad things are and how sorry the Sheriff's Department is here.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 at 06:57 PM in reply to chris
      I'm worried the robber got away with it thanks to our nonpatrolling creswell sheriff's office
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      by Anonymous on Feb 8, 2012 at 01:32 PM in reply to chris
      Funny thing is you look at the number of deputies that are on the sheriff's office calendar and I can't count the number of times I have seen all of them on both hands last year.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:46 AM in reply to chris
      WCSO is not good at solving crimes or following up on investigations.
  • by Corbett Location: Plymouth on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM
    To CWE: I can see you are a product of the Washington County Public School System. Your post is the worst English I have ever tried to read and it doesn't make sense. Go back to school and finish and learn to read, write and speak the English language. Plus you need only push the post button once for it to post not three times like you apparently did.
  • by dawn Location: roper on Jan 9, 2012 at 11:39 AM
    That hat and dreads are definatly one piece. That's my family he is pointing that gun at! I just pray that God gives the incompetent officers enough sense to find this coward who chose to point a gun at a woman. God gets all the glory for keeping them unharmed.
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