LUMBERTON — Hours after Lumberton police foiled a robbery attempt at an Elm Street bank, another bank a block away was robbed.
First Bank, located at 2801 N. Elm St., was robbed at 2:16 p.m., according to Lumberton police Capt. Terry Parker.
Lumberton police are looking for a man who fled the bank on feet, heading north across 29th Street.
The man is described as an American Indian male, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a medium build and weighing about 215 pounds. He was wearing a baseball cap, a blue and white horizontal striped shirt, rolled-up khaki work shorts and brown work boots.
Anyone with information should call Detective Jennifer White at the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845.
It’s the second bank robbery Lumberton police have responded to today and the third in the last nine days.
This morning, a Lumberton man was charged with attempting to rob the BB&T on North Elm Street.
Officers took Wilbur Kinlaw, 56, of Tar Heel Road, into custody without incident, the statement said, and he was charged with attempted common law robbery. Kinlaw was convicted of attempting to rob the same bank in December 2013.
Last Thursday, First South Bank, which is located on Elm Street near Biggs Park Mall, was robbed. Darlene Faye Hunt was arrested the next day, after her photograph was published by news outlets includings The Robesonian.