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Bank robbery on Mallard Creek Road

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Steve Lyttle
cwootson@charlotteobserver.com, slyttle@charlotteobserver.com

Police and federal authorities are looking for a man wanted in connection with the robbery of a First Citizens Bank branch Thursday morning in north Charlotte’s University City area.

The robbery was reported about 10 a.m. at the bank in the 8100 block of Mallard Creek Road, a short distance south of West W.T. Harris Boulevard.

Authorities say a man handed a note to a teller, demanding money. The suspect fled in a newer model Chrysler 200 with no license tag. No injuries were reported.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police used their helicopter during a manhunt that lasted several hours. At times, the search seemed to be focused on apartments in the Davis Lake area.

A dozen police vehicles surrounded the bank and crime scene technicians collected evidence, while shoppers at a Harris Teeter store in the same shopping center and visitors at the nearby University City branch of the YMCA seemed came and went, seeminfly oblivious to the police activity.

Authorities describe the suspect as a black male, about 6 feet 2 with a medium build, with a full beard and black sunglasses. He was wearing all black clothes and a black Brooklyn Nets cap.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to contact Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600, or the Charlotte office of the FBI, 704-672-6100.

Wootson: 704-358-5046; Twitter: @CleveWootson
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