Robber flees bank with money

Nov. 16, 2012 @ 04:10 PM

Thomasville police are looking for a man who robbed Bank of North Carolina on Julian Street Friday morning.
According to Sgt. Brad Saintsing, a man walked into the bank at 831 Julian Ave. at about 9:45 a.m., approached a teller and handed her a note demanding money. The suspect, described as a black man, about 6 feet tall, weighing about 170 pounds and wearing a red, white and blue hoodie, dark jeans and sunglasses, left with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen fleeing in a dark blue or black older-model sedan heading toward N.C. 62.
“He left the bank on foot,” Saintsing said. “No injuries were reported, and he did not brandish a gun.”
Shortly after the suspect left the bank, several maintenance workers and a customer chased the man through an adjoining parking lot next to the Mighty Dollar in the Food Lion shopping center before he got away. Saintsing said the suspect also was seen at Bank of America on Randolph Street earlier in the morning.
“They chased him to a car that was parked at the Mighty Dollar,” Saintsing said. “Just before this robbery, he entered the Bank of America and left. For whatever reason, he didn’t feel comfortable in there, and left and went to the Bank of North Carolina.”
Saintsing declined to comment on whether Friday’s suspect is connected to other recent robberies in Thomasville.
“It’s too early to comment on whether he’s involved in any of these other ones,” Saintsing said.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery suspect or the location of the vehicle  is asked to call the Thomasville Police Department at 475-4286 or Crime Stoppers of Thomasville at 476-8477.
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