Suspect wanted after bank robberies in three different NC counties

BELMONT, N.C. — Police are looking for a suspect after bank robberies were reported in Belmont, Salisbury, and Statesville within the last week.

The Belmont Police Department says the Woodforest National Bank on Hawley Avenue was robbed just after noon Saturday. The suspect walked in and passed a note to an employee demanding money.

Then on Tuesday morning, First Horizon Bank on East Broad Street was robbed, the Statesville Police Department said. Investigators said around 9:20 a.m., the suspect handed a note to the teller stating that he had a gun and demanded money.

On Tuesday, BPD and SPD identified the suspect as 46-year-old Kelvin Wayne Simmons of Concord. He could be traveling in a black 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe with the North Carolina license plate TMR 8978.

Belmont police added that Simmons is also wanted in connection with a bank robbery that happened on May 26 in Salisbury. A post shared on Facebook says he’s a suspect in multiple robberies in the area.

Channel 9 reported on Simmons before. Last year, he was arrested in Stanly County for allegedly robbing the First Bank in Richfield and making a false threat of an active shooter at Pfeiffer University.

According to the investigating agencies, Simmons is considered armed and dangerous. If you spot him, you should call 911.

This is a developing story, we’re working on getting more information. Check back for updates.

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