Carolina Beach Police Investigating Bank Robbery

The Carolina Beach Police Department is investigating the robbery of the First Citizens Bank on North Lake Park Blvd. on Monday October 6th.  The Carolina Beach Police Department is investigating the robbery of the First Citizens Bank on North Lake Park Blvd. on Monday October 6th.

Carolina Beach Police Investigating Bank Robbery Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 07 October 2020 02:50

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The First Citizens Bank on North Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach was robbed on Monday October 6th. Police are investigating the case but in the time of COVID-19, wearing a face mask is not an uncommon sight. In fact, it's required at most establishments.
First Citizens in Carolina Beach has been robbed before. The last time was August 10th, 2018. No arrests were made in that investigation.
According to Det.Sgt. Scott Hettinger, "The Carolina Beach Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of robbery at First Citizen’s Bank, 612 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach."
Hettinger explained the  initial report said a subject entered the bank, demanded money and committed a robbery. The suspect, who fled the area on foot, was aided by an accomplice described as the “getaway driver".
He explained, "The subject is described as a middle-aged white male, wearing a dark ball cap with the logo "CAT" on the front. The suspect concealed his face with a face covering and glasses. He was wearing a dark in color long sleeve shirt with orange in color letters on the front. He was also wearing light faded blue jeans and gray athletic shoes. The investigation confirmed the suspect was caring a green in color bag. Upon leaving, the male suspect entered the passenger side of a four door, dark in color compact SUV. The vehicle fled the area in a north bound direction toward Snow’s Cut Bridge."
Police are requesting assistance from the public to help identify the suspect or vehicle in the photographs. If you have info about this crime call the Carolina Beach Police Department at (910) 458-2540 or anonymously at (910) 458-1246.

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