Panic alarm helps authorities respond to Roanoke Rapids bank robbery

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCT) — Police responded to an active robbery Thursday morning at a Roanoke Rapids bank.

Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to the panic alarm at PNC Bank on Julian Allsbrook Highway at 9:15 a.m.

The alarm turned out to be a robbery taking place.

Authorities said a male entered the bank and spoke with employees before handing one employee a note requesting money.

Bank employees complied and the subject fled on foot.

Roanoke Rapids Police Department Officers, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and City-County Drug Task Force Agents located the suspect on Interstate 95 and took him into custody without incident.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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