NEW INFO: Bank Robber Assaults Teller, Shoots Man In Getaway

The manhunt continues after a bank employee was assaulted and a man was shot this morning as the robber was making his getaway.

The bank robbery happened around 9:15 a.m. at the First South Bank located inside Smith's Red and White in Dortches. Nash County deputies say he got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

WITN has obtained video from inside the store showing the gunman walking up to the bank with what appears to be a long rifle, he jumped over the counter, while an employee tries to leave. The gunman comes out of the branch and is seen striking that woman several times with what appears to be the end of the gun. People in the store are seen getting on the floor during the holdup.

Late this afternoon deputies released bank surveillance video of the gunman. Click on the PHOTOS tab at the top of the story to view.

Deputies say the gunman then left the store on foot towards Griffins Food Mart where he shot a man in a parked vehicle. Uriel Guillen of Rocky Mount was able to get away, got on I-95 to the next exit where he summoned help. The 23-year-old victim is in stable condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The bank robber was last seen getting into a red Ford Explorer on Highway 43 north. He is described as a man, 6'2" tall, with long dreadlocks. The robber was wearing a camouflaged cap, camouflaged bandanna, green camouflaged jacket, light gloves, Navy pants, and tennis shoes. Deputies at this time don't know the race of the gunman.

Deputies consider the gunman armed and dangerous.


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Nash County authorities are searching for a bank robber who also shot someone in his getaway.

Deputies say the First South Bank branch inside the Smith's Red & White Grocery in Dortches was robbed shortly around 9:15 a.m. The gunman fired shots outside the business.

WRAL says witnesses reported the gunman tried to commandeer a nearby vehicle and shot the driver before getting away. The station says the shooting victim was able to drive to a Shoney's in Gold Rock for help.

WITN has a crew headed to Nash County and will update this story when new information is available.


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  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:31 PM
    it's too not to. u conservatives need more education.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:29 PM
    FYI~ on WRAL it says that it is believed that the dreadlocks are a wig, so there's no telling...
  • by Tha Mann on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:08 PM
    Don't know the race? Dreadlocks wearing camo, and has a cheap rifle and robbing someone?? What do you think it is?
  • by BLAHammed on Oct 11, 2011 at 06:40 PM
    That is Definitly a Remington NYLON 66 he has in his hands like one of the posters said!!!I own one!The report said it was a shot gun.Man these libterdials are lost in space I tell you.The left wing are so easy to laugh at I almost feel sorry for them.A shot gun when it is a 22 cal. rifle!To freaking halarious!
  • by g-man Location: greenville on Oct 11, 2011 at 05:12 PM
    i hope he is a good man, and only gets 6 mouths
  • by Billyjoejimbob Location: Podunk on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    Arm yourselves people, it's gonna get worse. But arm yourselves legally.
  • by andre t Location: nash county on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:11 PM
    @ What that is not the same man they said 6-2 inchs and the boy that shot ryan was not 6-2 inch and his hair did not grow that long in just 2 weeks .
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    I think the robber in the photo is carring the Remington Nylon 66 22 caliber rifle if that helps.
  • by jrd Location: Greenville on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:46 PM
    Just a little help for the law enforement looking for him, that is a Remington Mohawk .22 rifle.
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      by Its a Remington on Oct 11, 2011 at 04:29 PM in reply to jrd
      I think its the nylon 66. There were more than a millon produced over 30 years. The Mohawk had a little over one hundred thousand produced. Plus I didn't see a clip.
  • by What on Oct 11, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    6'2" with dreads? Wonder if it's the same toolbag that shot Ryan Bobbitt, whom I hear is still out there. Wouldn't be surprised of he was still trying to prove himself to his fellow hang members, or trying to steal the money to bail them out.
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