Thursday, June 13, 2024

Bank robber turns himself in after failed theft attempt

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A man who attempted to rob a local bank in Wilmington had a change of heart on Tuesday morning and turned himself in.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office deputies answered a call about a robbery in progress at the State Employees Credit Union at 8075 Market Street. Upon arrival around 10:30 a.m., they arrested Eddie Richard Jr. for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, Richard entered the bank with a bag and approached the teller. He handed her a note with a demand for money and indicated he had a gun.

However, after the teller handed him the bag of cash, Richard stated, “I can’t do this, call the police.”

He then sat in the lobby and awaited for the authorities. Richard is in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. 

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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