Two Harnett County men were arrested Tuesday after a Raleigh police officer stopped a car that matched the description of the getaway car in a bank robbery in which a teller was hit in the head with a hammer about a quarter-hour earlier, officials said.
The robbery happened at a State Employees Credit Union branch at 560 Centennial Parkway a little before 2 p.m., when two men who carried a handgun and a hammer told people in the bank they were robbing it, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
One of the pair hit a teller in the head with the hammer, Sughrue said.
The teller, a woman, was taken to WakeMed Cary hospital, and her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, Sughrue said.
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The two fled with $8,757, according to arrest warrants, but witnesses described the car in which the pair left, and a patrol officer saw one like it and stopped it at Western Boulevard and Hunt Drive, Sughrue said.
Jullian Cortez Herring, 25, was arrested there, and Fabian Leigh Evans, 22, was taken to detective headquarters for questioning and charged later, records show.
Arrest records list the two as living in the same apartment at 48 Park Place in Angier in Harnett County.
Evans was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury on the teller. Both were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy, and each was held in lieu of $500,000 bail for a court appearance Wednesday.