Arrest Made In Rocky Mount Bank Robbery

There's been another bank robbery in the Rocky Mount area, and this time an arrest has been made.

It happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the RBC Centura Bank on North Fairview Road. Police say Robert Jones came into the bank and passed a note, demanding money. The robber then left the bank in a silver Ford Mustang.

Rocky Mount police nabbed the 36-year-old Jones a few hours later after identifying him through their investigation.

No one was injured in the bank robbery and Jones has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $25,000.

One Tuesday a First South Bank branch was robbed in Dortches. In that robbery a teller was assaulted and a man was shot by the robber as he made his getaway. No arrests have been made in that robbery and Nash County deputies do not believe the two robberies are connected.


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  • by BERT Location: TARBORO on Oct 19, 2011 at 04:58 PM
    ITS OBAMAS FAULT
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2011 at 05:27 AM
    He got the idea from the other bank robber that actually was successful, I doubt they will catch him. He saw it on the news, and was like, duh, I can do that!
  • by family Location: nashville on Oct 13, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    I also know this man and NEVER would of thought this...something had to happen...know the family ...please keep all of them in your prayers..may god be with them and there family...
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      by luvedbyus on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:59 PM in reply to family
      i agree 100%...he got desperate for money, and was trying to look after his family's needs and bills that had to be paid../// he has always been a good person with a good heart, he evidently got pushed to far...///
  • by Shocked Location: NC on Oct 13, 2011 at 08:41 PM
    I know this guy and I know this sounds crazy but he is really a very nice guy and I would have never believed in a million years that he would have done this!!! I still can't. I am praying for him and his family as this HAD to be a desperate move. No, I am not condoning his actions by NO means but it's just mind boggling. Just doesn't make sense at all.
  • by maryann on Oct 13, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    what makes a person do this??? most time they feel cornered...did not try to hide... I am sure his family is going thru alot...wrong is wrong...pray....
  • by curious Location: Tarboro on Oct 13, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    This doesn't look like the same guy that is on the evening telegram website. they also have him as Edward Jones and not Robert.......who's right? it this the same guy?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 at 08:23 AM
    If you successfully rob a bank, and get away with a lot of money; how can you buy expensive things like cars? Don't they check your credit and income? They are gonna know something is fishy when you have all this cash out of the blue.
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      by Cash talks on Oct 13, 2011 at 10:53 AM in reply to
      They don't check anything if you walk in with cash.
  • by Bookie Location: Gvil on Oct 13, 2011 at 08:14 AM
    Had to make that Mustang payment. Seriously, people are getting more desperate.
  • by I Fought the Law on Oct 13, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    People of all kinds keep getting braver and less concerned about committing crimes....why??? Because they know we have a LAME USELESS GOOD-FOR-NOTHING "justice" system that won't hand down much more than a slap on the wrist.
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      by Stressed? on Oct 13, 2011 at 08:05 AM in reply to I Fought the Law
      True, and some may be just giving up on life in a weird way. Rob a bank, go to jail and have your physical needs all met for awhile. They get out, can't handle it outside, and commit another crime to get back in.
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      by Lisa on Oct 13, 2011 at 08:50 AM in reply to I Fought the Law
      AMEN!!!!!
  • by Jessie James on Oct 13, 2011 at 07:31 AM
    Back in the 1800s, this was a crime that you could get away with easily. Now with the cameras/computers & police force we have today, you might as well walk right into prison. It would be stupid to think you can get away with it.... You're more likely to be hit by lightning.
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