Man arrested in connection with bank robbery in Carolina Beach
By WECT Staff | February 18, 2021 at 9:13 PM EST – Updated February 19 at 7:47 AM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Carolina Beach Police Department arrested a man Thursday in connection with the robbery of the First Citizens Bank on Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach on October 6, 2020.
The suspect, Charles Lee Pingley, is a 52-year-old man from 210 Prince Street in Dunn, North Carolina.
On October 6, 2020, Pingley allegedly entered the bank, demanded money and committed a robbery before fleeing in a dark-colored SUV.
Pingley is charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and has received a $150,000 secured bond. He was transported to the New Hanover County Jail.
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