Armed Bank Robber Eludes Arrest
The Moore County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for information on who robbed a Taylortown bank Wednesday.
Investigators used dogs and roadblocks to try and nab the robber Wednesday, to no avail.
The robber walked into Crescent State Bank at Olmstead Village at about 11:33 a.m. carrying a revolver and a white sack. He aimed the gun away from the employees and fired two shots, according to Moore County Sheriff Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey.
The Sheriff's Office is leading the investigation and has released several images of the man, taken from the bank's surveillance videos.
The photos show a black man wearing dark sunglasses. Deputies believe he is between 18 and 25 years old. He wore a dark blue hooded jacket, a throwback Brooklyn Dodgers baseball cap, a white T-shirt that hung out from below the jacket, white gloves, dark pants and black shoes with white soles.
After the robbery, the suspect left on foot and escaped. Pinehurst police officers surrounded the bank as shaken employees waited outside while the Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigation team worked inside.
Outside, the Sheriff's Office K-9 unit tried in vain to pick up the robber's scent.
Deputies are asking that anyone with information contact the Moore County Sheriff's Office at 947-2931.
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