Carolina Beach Police arrest bank robbery suspect

Man arrested in connection with bank robbery in Carolina Beach

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Carolina Beach Police Department arrested a man Thursday in connection with the robbery of the First Citizens Bank on Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach on October 6, 2020.

The suspect, Charles Lee Pingley, is a 52-year-old man from 210 Prince Street in Dunn, North Carolina.

On October 6, 2020, Pingley allegedly entered the bank, demanded money and committed a robbery before fleeing in a dark-colored SUV.

Pingley is charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and has received a $150,000 secured bond. He was transported to the New Hanover County Jail.

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