Anonymous Tip Leads To Arrest In Robbery Outside Bank

Havelock police say an anonymous tip led them to arrest a man for Tuesday's robbery that happened in a bank parking lot.

Ross Dufalla was arrested at his home on Paradise Drive. He is accused of taking two bank bags from a customer as she was walking into the BB&T on East Main Street.

Police say Duffalla has been charged with strong armed robbery and they were able to recover cash taken during the crime from the man's vehicle. Duffalla told police he got rid of the bags in Kinston and officers there recovered the discarded bank bags which still had a number of paper checks inside.

The 28-year-old man is being held on a $250,000 bond.


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Police are looking for a man who snatched two money bags from a woman in a bank parking lot Tuesday morning.

Havelock police say the woman was heading into the BB&T on East Main Street when the robber attacked her and made off with the two money bags. One was a BB&T money bag, while they other was from WalMart.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. and police say the man did not show a weapon. So far police have not made any arrests.


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  • by me Location: Bayboro on Feb 23, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    There is no cure for stupid. Someone should be searching for a cure. Stupid is worse than cancer.
  • by friend Location: cc on Feb 23, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    poor ross....he had such potential. a college graduate, former insurance adjuster, and look where drugs will take you...get help, man. we love you.
  • by I Fought the Law on Feb 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    Good job Ross......you've just earned an all-expense paid vacation to the Big Slammer where you'll enjoy full service accomadations including 3 scruptous meals, your own semi-private suite with cable tv and internet services, exclusive exercise facility, outdoor activities including track, soccer, baseball, and basketball courts. All courtesy of yours truly the taxpayer......enjoy the time you'll spend with the rest of the low lifes who have made stupid decisions over and over and over and over.
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