Chatham deputies hunting for Governors Village bank robbers

tgrubb@newsobserver.comOctober 25, 2013 

— Chatham County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two armed men who robbed a PNC Bank early Friday morning in Governor’s Village, south of Chapel Hill.

The men were wearing Halloween masks and blue surgical gloves when they entered the bank at 9:41 a.m. with handguns drawn, according to a news release. Chatham County deputies said the suspects are white men – one was wearing a blue and black plaid shirt and blue jeans; the other was wearing an N.C. State hoodie and blue jeans.

Both suspects left the bank on foot, and K-9 officers tracked them for some time. A money bag was found a short distance from the bank.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office also has contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the release stated. No other details are available at this time.

The nearby Willow Oak Montessori School and Carolina Meadows were notified when the 911 call came in, and both put lockdown measures in place. Carolina Meadows, a retirement community, was locked for nearly two hours until sheriff’s deputies called to say it was no longer necessary, a spokeswoman said.

Willow Oak was holding a teacher workday, so students were not on campus at the time, school officials said. Parent-teacher conferences continued as planned, they said.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspects should call the Sheriff's Office at 919-542-2811.

Grubb: 919-932-8746

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