Police arrest suspect in New Bern bank robbery

NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY - Police have arrested a man accused of robbing a New Bern bank last week.

Clarence Daniel Martin IV, 28, was arrested on Monday and has been charged with one count of common law robbery, according to the New Bern Police Department.

Investigators said Martin robbed the First Citizens Bank at 305 Broad Street on March 31. The suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the bank teller, police said. He then escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, according to investigators.

Martin made his first court appearance on Tuesday and was being held in the Craven County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond.


Police are investigating a bank robbery that happened at the First Citizens Bank after lunchtime.

New Bern Police say at about 1:30 p.m., a man walked into the bank on Broad Street and demanded money. No weapon was shown during the incident.

Police say he left the bank on foot toward Pollock Street.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5'7", 150-160 pounds, reddish facial hair, wearing a dark coat, light colored blue shirt and a baseball cap.

Anyone who can identify the suspect or has information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Unit of the New Bern Police Department at 252-633-2022.

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