Wells Fargo bank branch robbed in Rocky Mount

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023
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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- Rocky Mount Police are investigating after a bank was robbed Monday.

Officers responded just before 1:15 p.m. to a Wells Fargo branch at 1400 Benvenue Road.

Investigators said a man wearing a face mask and a dark-colored hoodie passed a note to the teller and stole an undisclosed amount of cash before running out of the bank and fleeing on foot.

Police released an image of the Rocky Mount bank robbery suspect.
Rocky Mount Police Department
Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect
Rocky Mount Police Department

No weapon was displayed.

On Dec. 19, police arrested and charged Mahmoud Shehadeh, 38, of Rocky Mount with common law robbery. he is being held at the Nash County Jail under a $60,000 bond.

Officers said during the investigation 34-year-old Tarris Jones of Rocky Mount was identified as assisting Shehadeh with concealing an undisclosed amount of money from the bank. Jones is charged with accessory after the fact. He is being held at the Nash County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Left: Tarris Jones/ Right: Mahmoud Shehadeh

Police said no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rocky Mount Police Department at (252) 972-1450, (252) 972-1411, Crimestoppers at (252) 977-1111 for cash rewards, or through Text-A-Tip (text RMPOL and your message to 274637).