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Suspected bank robber arrested at Surf City motel

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David Sharlow (Source: Onslow County Sheriff's Office) David Sharlow (Source: Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

SNEADS FERRY, NC (WECT) - The Onslow County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspected bank robber in Surf City Thursday around 5:30 p.m., according to a spokesperson with the sheriff's office.

Authorities say David Sharlow robbed the First Citizens Bank in Sneads Ferry Thursday afternoon, giving a cashier a note demanding all of her money.

The suspect also allegedly told the cashier he would kill her if she didn't give him the money.

He later left the bank, fleeing in a dark-colored SUV.

Authorities sent out photos of the suspect to media outlets, and soon began receiving calls that revealed the suspect's name.

Authorities then began searching for Sharlow and the woman they describe as his "lady friend," Kimberly Dawn Pleasant. Sharlow was located and taken into custody at a Surf City motel.

Some of the money was recovered, and other was evidence seized from Sharlow and Pleasant, connecting them to the robbery.

Along with the sheriff's office, authorities from North Topsail Beach and Surf City, along with Onslow County dispatchers and the Holly Ridge Police Department all assisted.

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