WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for a robber they say snagged a bag of cash from a man outside a Wilmington bank Monday before he took off in a car that was reported stolen out of Leland.
They say it happened around 10:15 a.m. outside of the Wells Fargo Bank in the 4000 block of Market Street when the manager of a Scotchman store was heading inside the bank to deposit money.
According to police, that’s when they say a man walked up behind the victim and pushed him, grabbing the deposit bag before taking off in a burgundy Honda.
Police say the the robber was last seen speeding west on Pricess Place Drive in the car they found out was reported stolen from Leland earlier in the day.
They say the suspect is described as a black male, who’s around 5’10” tall and weighs around 200 lbs. Police say the man was wearing a light blue work shirt with a red and burgundy baseball cap.
Police say the stolen car that the robber was driving was later recovered by officers. There’s no word yet on how much money the man got away with.