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Bank robber caught, say police

By Jack Stephens
Published in News on January 4, 2005 2:06 PM

A 31-year-old man from Greensboro was arrested Monday by Goldsboro police and charged with Friday's robbery of The Little Bank downtown.

Brian Jermaine Smith was charged with common-law robbery, a holdup without the use of a weapon. The robber had approached a teller at about 9:25 a.m. with his hand in his pocket and a note demanding money.

Several people identified Smith, a former Goldsboro resident, after a photograph of the holdup was published in Sunday's News-Argus. He surrendered to police Monday morning.

Smith was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $35,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was scheduled for today to determine his legal representation.

A police official said today that he did not know how much money was stolen.