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Two arrested after bizarre bank incident

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A local man is in jail after a bizarre incident inside a local bank Tuesday afternoon.

Around 1:30 Tuesday the Wilmington Police Department responded to a call at State Employees Credit Union on Converse Drive.

Credit Union employees reported that a man entered the building and approached a teller. He extended his hand as if to indicate he wanted something, but he did not present a weapon.

When the teller didn’t respond, the man walked over to a woman and her child at the change machine. He grabbed a dollar and some change the woman had on the counter. Then he walked out of the bank and got into the passenger side of a tan colored vehicle.

Credit Union employees activated a panic alarm and the bank went on lockdown. A WPD K-9 officer and WPD investigators were able to stop the vehicle on Independence Boulevard and remove the passenger, Roy Augusta Smith II, and the female driver, Shanita Wynette Reid. Both were arrested.

Before being transported to the New Hanover County detention facility, Smith was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for suspected drug use. He has since been booked at the New Hanover County Detention facility and is in custody tonight under $10,000 bond.

The driver, Reid, was charged with resist, obstruct and delay. She posted bond and was released.

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