Bank of Fayetteville train bank robbed Friday morning

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A Fayetteville police officer stands guard outside the Bank of Fayetteville ‘train bank’ on Dickson Street after a robbery at the bank branch Friday morning, May 6, 2011.

For the second Friday morning this year, Fayetteville police are investigating a robbery at the Bank of Fayetteville’s “train bank” on Dickson Street.

According to Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor, the robbery was reported at approximately 8:50 a.m. by a bank employee

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In a statement released at around 10:30 a.m., police said the suspect was last seen leaving the bank on foot heading west. According to the release, no weapon was seen and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Description of the suspect as provided by Fayetteville police:

  • White male
  • In his 20s or early 30s
  • Between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall
  • Stocky build
  • Wearing eye glasses
  • Wearing a black and gray plaid long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and possibly a dark colored scull cap

Bank of Fayetteville officials said no employees or customers were injured and that the bank would be closed until further notice.

The same bank branch at 542 W. Dickson Street was robbed earlier this year on Jan. 14 at around 10 a.m. Police arrested a 29-year-old Louisiana man at a hotel in west Fayetteville later that afternoon.

Anyone with information about this robbery is encouraged to contact Fayetteville police at 479-587-3555.