A Siler City man wanted by Burlington police for an armed robbery at a SunTrust bank branch on Monday was in custody in Granville County on Wednesday.
Stephen Royster Hicks, 34, who lives on Pike Road in Siler City, is accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree kidnapping for the Burlington incident and was expected to face other charges.
A day before his capture, law enforcement officers from Alamance, Orange and Chatham counties followed a car that Hicks had been described as driving after the bank heist. They were unable to stop him, however.
An alert after the robbery said the man police identified as Hicks fled in a gray, late-model Audi with a car-dealer license tag that had been reported stolen in Wake County.
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Burlington police said Hicks is the man who went into the bank branch at 2211 Maple Ave., showed a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money.
One bank worker received minor injuries, police said.
They did not disclose how much money was taken.
Hicks’ criminal record dates to convictions in Granville County in 2000 for breaking and entering and larceny, state records show.
He also has convictions in Northampton, Wake, Franklin, Nash, Randolph, Chatham and Person counties.
Hicks also is due in court in Davidson County on Aug. 5 on driving while impaired and other traffic charges, according to court calendars.