NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY - Police have identified the man accused of robbing a credit union in New Bern during the winter storm Tuesday.
According to New Bern Police, 28-year-old Tyrone Maurice Williams, of New Bern, has been charged with common law robbery for allegedly robbing the First Flight Federal Credit Union on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Investigators said Williams gave a teller a note demanding money at about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, and escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Officers chased Williams across the Walmart parking lot and arrested him in front of Books-A-Million, police said.
An officer responding to the robbery crashed his vehicle on the Alfred Cunningham Bridge. No injuries were reported in the robbery or the wreck.
Williams is also accused of robbing a Dollar General and shooting two employees on July 24, 2012, according to New Bern Police. For that incident, he has been charged with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
Williams is being held in the Craven County Jail under a $1 million bond. His first court appearance is set for Wednesday.
A police officer crashed his car during Tuesday's winter storm while responding to a robbery in New Bern.
The officer crashed on the Alfred Cunningham Bridge while heading to the robbery at the First Flight Federal Credit Union on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., investigators said.
One man robbed the credit union just before 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. Officers chased the suspect across the Walmart parking lot and arrested him in front of Books-A-Million.
There is no word on the identity of the suspect or how much money was taken. At last check, police said they were unsure if a weapon was used.
No injuries were reported.
The Alfred Cunningham Bridge was closed after the wreck, but has since reopened.
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