Police charged a Rolesville man early Wednesday with robbing a State Employees Credit Union branch Monday afternoon.
Jimmie Earl Godfrey Jr., 43, of 122 Waterstone Lane, was charged with common law robbery, meaning no weapon was involved, after detectives questioned him, records showed.
A magistrate ordered him held on $1 million bail because he was wanted by federal authorities for probation violation involving charges of attempted bank robbery, brandishing a firearm and carjacking.
Police accused Godfrey of being the man who was wearing a North Carolina State University sweatshirt and hat when he walked into the bank at 4262 Louisburg Road and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Detectives arrested Godfrey in Durham after identifying him from a tip they got following media coverage of the robbery, spokeswoman Laura Hourigan said.
Godfrey was convicted in Wake County in 1990 of robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, according to state records. He was released from prison in December 1997.
He was convicted in early 1999 of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny in July 1998 and embezzlement in December 1998 and served time for those crimes.