Police continue searching for suspect in New Bern bank robbery

POSTED: 1:22 PM Nov 15 2013   UPDATED: 5:21 PM Nov 15 2013
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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Police said they are actively searching for a man who robbed a New Bern bank Friday afternoon.

According to investigators, the man robbed the Vantage South Bank at 1801 S. Glenburnie Rd. at about 12:14 p.m.

The suspect gave a bank teller a note demanding money, indicated that he had a weapon, and escaped with an unknown amount of money, police said. No weapons were visible and no injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 6-foot-2 and 275 pounds, wearing a wide brimmed fishing hat, brown sunglasses, khaki pants and a runner's style jacket, said police. He was carrying a blue lunch box.

A K-9 unit was on scene to help find the suspect.

H.J. MacDonald Middle School and Craven Early College were on lockdown following the incident, but the lockdowns have since been lifted, school officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the New Bern Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit at 252-633-2022.