Man wanted in Carolina Beach bank robbery arrested

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A man wanted for allegedly robbing a bank in Carolina Beach has been arrested.

The robbery happened on October 6 at the First Citizens Bank.

Surveillance image of a man wanted in a bank robbery (Photo: CBPD)

Carolina Beach Police Department investigators identified 52-year-old Charles Lee Pingley of Dunn, as the suspect.

Carolina Beach Police Department along with the Erwin Police Department executed a search warrant at Pingley’s home.

Following that, a warrant for arrest was issued by the New Hanover County Magistrates Office for a robbery with a dangerous weapon charge.

Pingley was in the Harnett County Jail on unrelated charges at that time.

He was placed on a $150,000 secured bond and subsequently transported to the New Hanover County Jail.

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