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UPDATE: Wilmington bank robber may have held up SC bank yesterday

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington bank was robbed this morning for the second time in six weeks. It happened at the NewBridge Bank at 704 S. College Road just after 10 a.m.

Police say a petite white woman about 5'4" handed the teller a note. Investigators say she did not show a weapon, but got an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses say she walked away toward McAlister's Deli.

Investigators believe the woman may have robbed a bank in Horry County (photo right) Monday.

If you have any information, call Wilmington Police at (910) 343-3600.

HERE'S THE NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:

The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a bank robbery at the NewBridge Bank, 704 S. College Road. The call was dispatched at 10:13 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

According to witnesses, a woman entered the bank and approached the counter. She passed a threatening note, and the bank employee handed over cash. The woman left through the front door and was last seen on foot heading south.

The robber is described as a white female, wearing a black t-shirt, white pants and over-sized sunglasses. She had long black hair that may have been a wig. Images from a bank camera may be released later today.

The same bank was robbed less than two months ago on August 26, 2010. The male suspect was arrested the next day.

Anyone with information about today’s case is asked to call 910-343-3600. Information also may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter “Tip708” and the message and send to CRIMES (274637).

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