Man held up 2 Garner banks in 15 minutes on Wednesday, police say

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) — One man robbed two banks in 15 minutes in Garner on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Both the Coastal Federal Credit Union on Timber Drive and the State Employees’ Credit Union on Vandora Springs Road were robbed, police said. The Coastal Credit Union was hit at 4:43 p.m., while the SECU was hit at 4:57 p.m., police said. The two sites are about four miles apart.

At the Coastal branch, the man got no money, police said. At the SECU branch, he jumped over the counter and took money, they said.

(Garner Police Department)
The suspect is believed to be a man standing between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 150 to 160 pounds, according to police. Police also released a picture of the man, who was wearing blue jeans, a black hat and sunglasses. In pictures released by police, the man can also be seen wearing gloves.

Police think he got away in a white compact car.

No one reported seeing a weapon during the robbery.

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