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Wilmington Police looking for bank robber

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a bank robbery at the Bank of America, 1929 Carolina Beach Road.

The call was dispatched at 3:18 p.m. Witnesses reported that a man came to the counter, demanded money and threatened bank employees. The robber implied he had a weapon by displaying the object shown in the attached photos. (The object appeared to be wrapped in some kind of white plastic). Employees handed over cash and the man left.

The robber is described as a white male, 6’ - 6’3”, small build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a ball cap imprinted with “OCC,” yellow wrap-around sunglasses, blue jeans, gray plaid shirt and a dark gray trench coat.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department at 910-343-3600. Information may be submitted anonymously through Text-A-Tip. Text “Tip708” and the information, and send to CRIMES (274637).

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Couple of things

1) If law-abiding citizens were allowed to carry their weapons, these criminals would think twice about doing things like this. It's funny how the sign on the door saying no weapons allowed, only hurts the people who actually obey the law. As you can see, it didn't hinder this guy, did it?

2) What is the purpose of all that bullet-proof glass, if they are just gonna hand over the money?

too many companies cheaping

too many companies cheaping out on stuff. Security at a bank is not something to cut back on to save payroll! I mean look at this guy, if I saw him coming, I'd be outta there jiffy quick. Who dresses like this in the middle of July?? He should have been detained and brutal or deadly force used on him. Go earn your money like the rest of us!!!!!!!!

Isn't this the same BOA that

Isn't this the same BOA that for years has had an armed security guard in the parking lot? Must have taken the day off!

Wilmington bank robber

I think all banks should have a policy posted at the door.No hats or sunglasses to be worn inside.I also think every bank need a security Guard on duty at all times.It would make the public feel a lot safer and that way a guard can enforce the rules on the door.ABC stores enforce there policy no shoes, no shirt no business.Most the time there is a officer in the store or a undercover police.I think the banks has more to guard than bottles of liqueur.At least if they all enforce the no hat and sunglasses policy it would be easier to identify some of these thieves.

Hmmm..

since it ISN'T YOUR business...how about letting banks worry about how THEY do business...

Is there a way

Is there a way to enlarge the pictures?