Arrest Made in Vass Bank Robbery
A man who allegedly took more than $8,000 from a Vass bank Tuesday afternoon was arrested by Moore County Sheriff's deputies later that day.
Michael James Furr, 36, of 679 Ginseng Drive, Vass, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. The stolen money from the robbery at the First Bank on Seaboard Road was recovered, according to a press release.
It didn't take the Sheriff's Department long to corral the suspect.
The robbery occurred about 1:44 p.m. First Bank officials reported that a white male wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses and a dark ball cap with a white shirt wrapped around his face came into the bank and demanded money.
Bank clerks and a manager believed that the suspect was armed but did not see his weapon. It was reported that there was a bulge in his back pocket.
At 6:05 p.m., a sheriff's deputy spotted Furr at Neighbors Store located near Woodlake. The deputy detained Furr for investigative purposes, and later that evening he was charged with the robbery, according to Moore County Chief Deputy Neil Godfrey.
A witness reported that he saw the suspect flee on foot into woods across from the bank. A Moore County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit searched for the suspect along the railroad tracks that run through downtown Vass. The Vass Police Department was also involved in the investigation.
Furr was jailed and bail was set at $100,000.
Contact Hunter Chase at 693-2478 or by e-mail at hchase@the pilot.com.
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