‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect sought after Burlington bank robbery


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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for a man accused of robbing a Burlington bank on Monday afternoon.

Stephen Royster Hicks, 34, of Siler City, is wanted by police for one count of armed robbery and two counts of second-degree kidnapping. Police say Hicks is considered armed and dangerous.

On Monday at approximately 2:05 p.m., police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the SunTrust Bank located at 2211 Maple Ave.

Stephen Royster Hicks (Arrest photo)
Stephen Royster Hicks (Arrest photo)

Employees said Hicks entered the business with a handgun and demanded money. The teller complied and gave him an undisclosed amount of money.

During the robbery, an employee received minor injuries after being assaulted by Hicks, police said. The employee did not require medical attention.

Hicks was last seen traveling east on N.C. 54 in Graham in a gray Audi. The registration tag on the car is 123937 and police said the tag was reported stolen out of Raleigh.

At the time of the incident, Hicks was wearing a plaid shirt, light-colored shorts and white Nike shoes, police said. He has a scar on the bridge of his nose.

Anyone with information on Hicks’ whereabouts is asked to call Burlington/Alamance Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100.

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