Crime Spree Paralyzes Lumberton

Lumberton became the backdrop for a Hollywood movie. The manager of First South Bank in Lumberton, Ann Cheney, was taken hostage in her home. She was then forced to clean out the safe of her own bank. The robber escaped with cash, the Cheney's escaped unharmed. The movie, "Bandits" could be the blueprint for the crime spree. But, Police declined to draw the line between Lumberton and Hollywood. S.B.I. agents did detonate a device that was thought to be an explosive. It turned out to be fake. Police are still searching for the bandit.

Reported by: Ellen Goldberg