Editor's note: This report was last updated June 7 at 4:50 p.m.

MOREHEAD CITY — Investigators at the Morehead City Police Department continue to gather information and follow leads after Thursday afternoon’s bank robbery. 

First Bank, on the corner of Highway 24 and Hodges Street, was robbed at 3:22 Thursday afternoon.  Morehead City police are actively searching for suspects.

Investigators would like to speak with people who were by the bank or near Blair Street of the Mitchell Village community between 2:45 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Thursday.  Police would also like to hear from anyone who might have seen someone fleeing the back of First Bank between 3:20 p.m. and 3:25 p.m.

In a release Friday afternoon, officials described the suspect as a tall, thin, white man with a pronounced chin and some facial hair.

Investigators are also looking for an "SUV of interest." A white Mazda CX-5 was seen leaving the bank and turning east on Highway 24 before turning west on Highway 70. Police are searching for the suspect and the driver of the Mazda CX-5.

Call police at 252-726-3131, ext. 108, or 252-726-1911 if you have any information.

First Bank opened for business Friday.

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MOREHEAD CITY — City police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Thursday afternoon at First Bank on the corner of Highway 24 and Hodges Street.

According to a release from the town of Morehead City, the robbery happened at 3:22 p.m. and the bank has closed for the rest of the day as law enforcement investigate.

Police are actively searching for a suspect or suspects. One suspect appears to be a thin, white male about 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall and wearing a long brown wig.

Law enforcement is treating this an armed robbery and asks anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Mitchell Village area Thursday to contact the department at 252-726-3131. Expect increased police activity in the area Thursday afternoon.

The Morehead City Police Department is coordinating with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office to help with the investigation.


This is a developing report.


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