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Bank robber makes away with cash from Winston-Salem branch, police say
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Bank robber makes away with cash from Winston-Salem branch, police say

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The First Horizon Bank at 3151 Peters Creek Parkway was robbed Tuesday in Winston-Salem, authorities said.

Winston-Salem police arrived at 11:31 a.m. at the bank.

Moments earlier, a suspect entered the bank and produced a letter demanding money, police said. The suspect then took an undisclosed amount of money and ran from the scene.

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Police are investigating the incident.

Anyone with any information regarding the robbery is asked to call Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700 or Crime Stoppers, either at 336-727-2800 or the Spanish-language line at 336-728-3904.

Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County also is on Facebook.

A Text-A-Tip program at 336-276-1717 allows people to anonymously text tips, photos and videos to police.




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