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Suspect in Wilmington bank robbery arrested by US Marshals

Published: Aug. 30, 2019 at 6:20 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department says a man accused of robbing a Wilmington bank has been captured in Tennessee.

John Howard Johnson, 64, was wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon. US Marshals arrested him in Tennessee Thursday. Police believe he is a suspect in multiple bank robberies across the Carolinas.

According to the WPD, Johnson entered the First Bank located at 201 Market Street at approximately 9 a.m. on July 23.

John Johnson
John Johnson

He allegedly handed the teller a note stating he had a gun and demanded money.

Johnson is believed to have left the area in a tan 2015 Nissan Altima.

If you have any information, please contact the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3609 or send an anonymous tip to Text-A-Tip by texting “CRIMES” (274637) and starting the text with “Tip708.”

The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a bank robbery on Market Street Tuesday...
The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a bank robbery on Market Street Tuesday morning.(WECT)

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