Lumberton Police search for bank robbery suspect

Source: Lumberton Police

Police search for a man accused of robbing a bank in Lumberton Friday afternoon.

Lumberton Police Department Captain Terry Parker says officers were dispatched to First Bank around 3 p.m. Friday. The bank is located at 2801 N. Elm Street.

Parker described the suspect as an Indian male, standing between 5’10” and 6′ with a medium build. Investigators estimate the suspect weighs between 210 and 220 pounds. At the time of the bank robbery, Parker says the man was wearing a blue and white striped shirt, khaki shorts rolled up above the knees, tan work boots and a backwards baseball cap.

Investigators say the man was last seen running across 29th Street, towards 30th Street.

No one was hurt during the incident.

Lumberton Police also currently investigate an attempted bank robbery at a BB&T, located at 2700 N. Elm Street in Lumberton.

Parker says officers arrived on scene and took Wilbur Kinlaw, Jr., 56, into custody. Officials say he did not show a weapon and no injuries were reported.

Lumberton Police charged Kinlaw with attempted common law robbery. A $50,000 secured bond was set. According to officials, Kinlaw remains in custody at the Robeson County Detention Center.

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