Suspected bank robber caught in New Orleans

December 7, 2013 

— Authorities say they arrested a man accused of robbing a Wake Forest bank at a New Orleans hotel Friday night.

Lanson Paul Stalf, 37, was apprehended at a Sheraton hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter, according to the Wake Forest Police Department. Stalf is being held at the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and Wake County prosecutors have initiated extradition proceedings.

Stalf has been charged with common law robbery in connection with the robbery of the PNC Bank at 3619 Rogers Road around noon on Wednesday. Police have not said how Stalf allegedly carried out the robbery and if he got away with any money.

State records indicate Stalf has a local address on Strome Avenue in Raleigh and does not have a criminal history in North Carolina. Before moving to Wake County, Stalf lived in Eugene, Ore.

Earlier thisyear, the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien for $23,547 against Stalf, according to state records.

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