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Man arrested after banks robbed in Winston-Salem

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Scott Jason Gericke, 38, of King, is accused of robbing two banks in Winston-Salem on Friday.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man accused of robbing two Winston-Salem banks in the same day was arrested after his face was caught on surveillance video both times.

Scott Jason Gericke, 38, of King, allegedly robbed the Bank of America on University Parkway and the Capital Bank on East Hanes Mill Road.

Both robberies were reported Friday, the Bank of America’s shortly after 9 a.m. and the other around 5:40 p.m.

The suspect did not show a weapon in either case, but handed the teller a note demanding money, according to police.

After taking the cash, police said the suspect left and may have been driving a grey Ford Explorer.

Detectives identified the suspect and arrest warrants were issued for common law robbery, according to police.

Authorities said Gericke was arrested Saturday after being found in the 2500 block of N. Liberty Street.

The suspect was taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center where the warrants were served. Police have not released bond information.

The suspect has prior convictions in North Carolina for charges including larceny and breaking and entering, according to state records.


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