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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have arrested two people in connection with a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to Capital Bank at 3151 Peters Creek Parkway at 1:19 p.m. in response to a reported robbery.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a man entered the bank and produced a note demanding money. He was given an undisclosed amount of currency and fled the scene to a gray Saturn waiting outside. The vehicle was driven by a female.

Not long after the incident, officers stopped the suspect vehicle in the 700 block of Woodcote Drive. The two people in the vehicle were determined to be connected to the robbery.

Robert Michael Meo, 45, and Melissa Dawn Bara, 44, both of Winston-Salem, have been charged with common law robbery.

Anyone with further information on the suspects is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

For investigative reasons, no photographs of Meo or Bara have been released at this time. A court date and bond amount have not been determined.

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