Bank robber nabbed after search

By: By Beth Lawrence - Staff reporter

LAURINBURG — The term quick heist took on a whole new meaning when police nabbed a bank robber after a short search.

Isaac Tyrone West, 35, of Wall Street, was arrested for a break in at Hamlet Federal Credit Union late Thursday evening, according to Patrol Captain Chris Young.

Officers responded to an alarm call at the Main Street bank at 8:30 p.m. and found that a window on the side of the building had been broken and someone had removed an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officers searched for the suspect after finding clues in the parking lot.

“They found currency scattered in the parking lot and called in a K-9 officer,” Young said. “The suspect was in the bushes next door. The dog tracked around the building and south directly to him laying in the bushes.”

West was arrested for breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering and given a $5,000 secured bond.

He was not charged with bank robbery because the incident took place at night in an unoccupied building and no weapon was used, according to Young.

By Beth Lawrence

Staff reporter

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