Former University Student Accused of Robbing a Bank - Sparrow Law Firm

Crimes involving larceny can burden your record forever. Larceny includes offenses such as breaking and entering, robbery, shoplifting and embezzlement.

In recent news, a man from Chapel Hill, who was out on bond for his connection with two bank robberies, has recently been accused of robbing another bank. The suspect is a former University of North Carolina student.

The suspect was arrested by authorities in Wake County. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to authorities, the suspect was wearing a yellow traffic vest, surgical face mask and red bandanna during the theft. Allegedly, the suspect entered SunTrust Bank inside the Harris Teeter at 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sources report that the individual passed the teller a note demanding money. Subsequently, the person fled the scene in a vehicle.

Sources explain that during this recent robbery, the suspected man was out on bond for two common-law robbery charges, which date back to November.

Currently, the accused is being held under a $200,000 bond at the Wake County jail.

When a person is arrested for a crime like robbery, it is not unusual for authorities to try and connect the suspect to other unsolved crimes of a similar nature. In the context of this story, the man is suspected of two other robberies in the area. For this reason, it is not a surprise that the man is being accused of this third local theft.

Even so, these North Carolina robberies were three separate occasions and three different crimes. Therefore, for each of these incidents, the former student should be guaranteed innocence until proven guilty in the court of law.

Source:, “Police: Former UNC student robs third bank while out on bond,” May 29, 2012