RALEIGH — Scott Randall Gray, 51, was arrested Monday, accused of robbing the PNC bank at 14400 New Falls of Neuse Road and carjacking a vehicle to facilitate his escape.
He has been charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
A suspect entered the bank shortly before 1:30 p.m. and announced that he had a bomb in a bag he was carrying. After taking money from the bank, police said he demanded the keys to a Kia Sedona in the parking lot. A bank customer surrendered the keys, and the suspect fled in the Kia.
The bag that supposedly contained an explosive device was left inside the bank, so the bank was evacuated.
A short distance from the bank, witnesses said the suspect changed vehicles and entered a Honda Accord.
Gray and another man where in the Honda when it was stopped a short time later by Wake Sheriff's Office deputies near the intersection of Six Forks and Strickland roads. No charges have been filed against the second subject, and he has been released.
No explosive device was located.
Gray is being held at the Wake County Detention Center.