Deputies make quick arrest after bank robbery in Monkey Junction

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The man suspected of robbing a bank in New Hanover County Tuesday afternoon wasn’t on the run for very long. About an hour after the crime, deputies made an arrest.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office tweeted around 12:40 p.m. that they were investigating a robbery at the SunTrust Bank on South College Road in Monkey Junction.

A sheriff’s office spokesman says the man came into the bank, tossed a bag to the teller and she looked at him questionably. He indicted he had a gun in his jacket but no one saw it.

Deputies say, with the help from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, 56-year-old Dean Hansen was arrested.

No one was hurt.

Hansen is in jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

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