Bank teller foils attempted robbery

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This image from surveillance video shows a suspect in attempted bank robbery Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Bank on the 2900 block of Sunset Avenue.


Staff Writer

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A teller at a Rocky Mount bank foiled a robbery attempt Wednesday by refusing to hand over the money.

The attempted robbery occurred about 3:45 Wednesday at the Wells Fargo Bank on the 2900 block of Sunset Avenue. Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said a dark-skinned black man wearing a black jacket, black jeans and a black bombers cap approached a teller and passed a note demanding cash. No weapon was used or implied, Summerlin said.

The teller refused to hand over the cash while the silent alarm was triggered and the suspect fled on a black scooter. 

Summerlin said police are looking for the suspect who is facing charges of attempted robbery. He is described as 5-foot11-inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. His image was caught on camera and was distributed to media outlets.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in the area is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about the information.

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:


57-year-old man on the 300 block of Marigold Street.

38-year-old woman on the 500 block of Canary Drive.

26-year-old woman on the 1800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

24-year old male on the 1500 block of Tadlock Avenue.

31-year-old woman on the 200 block of Mcintyre Lane.

47-year old man on the 100 block of Dillon Court.


21-year-old man on the 4300 block of Carrol Avenue; stolen, jewelry, shoes, identification and cash.

Circle K on  700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, cash and tobacco products.


2700 block of Shreve Road; stolen, weed eater.

1200 block of Cobb Corners; stolen, cellphone.

1000 block of Moore Street; stolen, temporary tag.

100 block of North Fairview Road; stolen, four bags of dog food.

1400 block of Hunter Hill Road; stolen, wallet and contents.

1500 block of Benvenue Road;stolen, beer.


500 block of Drexel Road; damaged, door and door frame.

100 block of Isabella Lane; stolen, cash; damaged, televisions and door.

300 block of South Tillery Street; stolen, pocket watch, three televisions, purse, game console, tennis shoes.

200 block of North Pine Street; stolen, kerosene heater.

1600 block of Clark Street; damaged, door.

900 block of Cedarbrook Drive; stolen, laptop, television, video game system, cellphone, Obamaphone.


The Dollar General on the 500 block of East Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, ciagrettes; damaged, door and cigarette case.


1000 block of Coggins Court; stolen, cash and camera equipment.


2005 Honda on the 400 block of Arrington Avenue.

2006 Toyota on the 300 block of Mosley Court.


1998 Toyota Camry on the 1800 block of Boone Street..

2016 Chevorlet 200 Limited on the 100 block of North Halifax Road.

Wooden fence on the 3800 block of Providence Road.

2007 Dodge Magum on the 3400 block of Sunset Avenue.

2005 Honda Poilet on the 600 block of Airport Road.

2017 Honda Civic on the 4400 block of Layola Avenue.


1500 block of Graham Street; damaged, window.

100 block of Oak Street; damaged, 2004 Porcshe Cayenne.