Homes evacuated when Rocky Mount police find suspicious package during bank robbery investigation

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Homes evacuated during Rocky Mount bank robbery investigation
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Homes evacuated during Rocky Mount bank robbery investigation

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- While arresting two bank robbery suspects, Rocky Mount Police Department found a suspicious package.

Officers responded to a bank robbery at Providence Bank on Sunset Avenue around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. They later found the suspects' car on Old Mill Road near Dana Lane.

After finding the car, officers also found the suspects nearby. Rocky Mount Police Department said they could not reveal any more information about the suspects due to their age.

During their investigation, officers found a suspicious package and called the State Bureau of Investigation's bomb squad. Rocky Mount police said SBI determined the package was not a threat.

Rocky Mount Police Department and Fire Department evacuated residents in the area, but has since allowed people to return to their homes.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-972-1111.