Chapel Hill bank robber makes getaway on public bus

(Town of Chapel Hill)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — A man robbed a branch of the State Employees’ Credit Union in Chapel Hill Thursday morning, then made his getaway on a public bus, town officials said.

UPDATE: Police arrest bank robber who made getaway on Chapel Hill public bus

(Town of Chapel Hill)
(Town of Chapel Hill)

The man entered the credit union on Elliott Road at about 8:58 a.m., demanded and got money without displaying a weapon, then walked out of the bank, according to a town news release.

He walked toward Chapel Hill Fire Station 3, and later got on a bus headed toward downtown Chapel Hill, according to the release.

Officials describe the robber as a black man between 50 and 60 years old, between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds.

A photo from the robbery shows the man wearing an orange baseball cap and a dark jacket, but by the time he got on the bus, he was wearing a white checked polo shirt and a dark baseball cap, carrying a silver cane and a pair of canvas grocery bags, according to officials.

“The suspect is completely bald and may or may not be wearing the hat,” the town release said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Chapel Hill police at (919) 968-2760 or Crimestoppers at (919) 942-7515.

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