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Wilmington Police investigate second bank robbery in nine days


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- For the second time in nine days Wilmington Police are investigating a bank robbery. The latest happened just before 10 a.m. Thursday at the New Bridge Bank at 704 S. College Rd.

Investigators say a light-skinned black man about 5'8" with a medium build wearing dark clothing and tan shoes came in through the back door of the building. He was wearing doo-rag covered by a dark baseball cap. The man had a beard, but a witness said it looked like it may have been drawn on his face. Police say the suspect threatened to use a weapon, but did not show a weapon. The teller handed over some cash, and the man left through the back door. At this point police do not know if the man left on foot or by car.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call (910) 343-3600. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Enter "Tip708" and your message and send to CRIMES (274637).

On August 17, a man robbed the RBC Bank on Market Street. Police have not made any arrests in that case.

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