Gunman Robs Harnett County Bank

The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery. The holdup was reported at 3:16pm today (Tuesday) at First Bank, located at 3210 Ray Road in Spring Lake.

According to Sheriff Wayne Coats, a lone suspect brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and presented the teller a note with typed instructions.

The white male suspect is described as being between 5 feet 11 and 6 feet tall, with blue eyes. His hair color was undetermined. He was wearing a surgical mask, gloves, a light blue Nike hat with a white “swoosh” on the front, dark blue jacket and khaki pants. He was seen fleeing the bank on foot.

Harnett County deputies and Highway Patrol troopers were in the area within minutes of the 911 call. Deputies utilized bloodhounds to track the suspect several hundred yards from the bank before the trail abruptly ended.

Overhills High, Middle and Elementary Schools were temporarily placed on a lock down status for the safety of the students and staff.

If anyone recognizes the suspect in the surveillance images contact Detective Elmore at the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office 910-893-0154 or the anonymous tip-line at 910-893-0300.