Update: Suspect in custody, First Citizens Bank in Greenville robbed at knifepoint

Greenville Police Department Officers arrest 44 year old Derryck Anthony Cutler at his home on Myrtle Ave. He's charged in connection to the armed robbery at First Citizens Bank on West 3rd Street.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Police Department has announced the suspect in Thursday’s bank robbery is now in custody.

Derryck Anthony Cutler, 44, was taken into custody at his home at 1209 Myrtle Ave around 6 p.m. and is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Cutler’s arrest was made possible through the coordinated efforts between dispatchers, GPD’s Center City Unit, patrol and investigations. Dispatchers found a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle on city traffic cameras and were able to track it from the area of the bank to the area of 17th street and Myrtle Ave. Officers found the vehicle outside Cutler’s home.

Cutler is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The First Citizens Bank on Third Street in Greenville was robbed at knifepoint Thursday afternoon.

Just before 2 p.m., police said a suspect entered, displayed a knife and demanded money.

“When you have a crime like this in the middle of the day, typically the suspects are desperate,” Greenville Police Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter said.

The teller turned the money over to the man who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Two customers were in the bank, but no one was injured.

“We are very fortunate that no one was injured in this case,” Hunter said. “Obviously the people involved are a bit shaken up.”

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white/red flannel shirt and tan pants.

Greenville police said they are looking at surveillance footage.

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