The Southern Pines Police Department announced an “armed and dangerous” suspect in a bank robbery has been captured.
The police department said in a Monday afternoon news release that the First National Bank on West Morganton Road was robbed on Monday morning just before 11:30.
The department made a second announcement on Tuesday that Herbert Lynn Lowery, 41, of Maxton, was arrested for robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Police say Lowery “entered First National Bank demanding money from bank employees” and escaped in a stolen vehicle.
No one was injured in the incident.
Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in identifying Lowery as the suspect in this case.
The suspect’s bond was set at $500,000. He has an October 1 court date and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.