Suspected Bank Robber Caught

BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A suspected bank robber who was seen using dye-stained bills at Brunswick County stores has been caught.

Richard Ryan Cadwalader, 38, was arrested Thursday morning at a home on Crowell Street in Oak Island.

Cadwalader is accused of robbing the RBC Centura Bank in Southport on December 11.

A phone call tip lead police to a residence in Oak Island. Police say someone recognized Cadwalader from security pictures released of him passing dye-stained bills at area stores.

Cadwalader had been seen leaving both the bank and stores on a moped. Police recovered that moped with evidence of an exploding dye pack inside the compartment beneath the seat.

Cadwalader will be charged with robbery. No bond has been set.

Reported by Joe Keiley