• Investigators ID suspected Alexander Co. bank robber


    ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. - An Alexander County bank was robbed Tuesday morning.

    Channel 9 reporter Dave Faherty was at the bank where the Peoples Bank parking lot was taped off.

    Hiddenite Elementary School was placed on lockdown after the bank robbery.

    Police released surveillance photos of the suspected bank robber who is a white man with an anchor tattoo on the left side of his neck.

    Since releasing the surveillance photos, investigators said since then they have received several calls identifying the robber as David Johnson.

    He is described as heavier set with a goatee and was wearing a hat.

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