Police searching for suspects in bank robbery near Chapel Hill

CHATHAM COUNTY

It happened around 9 a.m. at 50001 Governors Drive, near the entrance of the private gated golf course community.

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Authorities said two white men wearing Halloween masks walked into the bank with handguns demanding money. Following the robbery, the pair fled the scene on foot. A money bag was later found a short distance from the scene.

Officials are still searching for the men. One of the suspects was wearing a blue and black plaid shirt, blue jeans and blue gloves. The other suspect was wearing a NC State hoodie, blue jeans and blue gloves.

Chatham County authorities alerted nearby businesses and residents about the robbery through a reverse 911 call. The Willow Oak Montessori School and Carolina Meadows were place locked down as a precaution.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the Chatham County Sheriff's Office at (919) 542-2811.

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