A man who is accused of robbing a Gastonia bank at gunpoint Friday afternoon was chased down and captured a short time later, police say.
The robbery happened at PNC Bank at 3707 South New Hope Road in Gastonia.
Bank employees stated that a male, armed with a weapon, entered the bank and demanded money from the teller. The male then exited t he bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in a vehicle, police said in a statement.
That man who was arrested was identified as Wendell Troy Dryden, 32, who was found in the nearby Chateau Village Apartments and was taken into custody after a short chase.
Dryden is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and is being held without bond at the Gaston County Jail.
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