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by Charles Womack

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled

RUN ON THE BANKS

Robert Lee Brown Jr., 41, has been arrested by the Winston Salem Police Department for his suspected involvement in two bank robberies last week. First Community Bank on Jonestown Road was robbed at 9:51 a.m. on Nov. 5, and SunTrust Bank on Reynolda Road was robbed at 10:34 a.m. on Nov. 6. In both incidents, reports say a black male entered the bank, produced a note requesting money and was given an undisclosed amount. At both locations, no injuries were reported and the suspect left the bank on foot.

THE OLD RELIGIOUS PAMPHLET PLOY

Nicole Mae Hammond, 29, of High Point, was sitting in her car in a parking lot on Summit Square Boulevard in Winston-Salem when a man identified by police as Kyle Stephen Ross walked up to her and handed her a religious pamphlet after noon on Oct. 29. A short time the man returend and opened the driver’s side of her vehicle. Police said he brandished a knife and forced his way into the car. Hammond was forced to drive to an automatic teller machine and withdraw money. He eventually got out in the 3500 block of Patterson Avenue. On Nov. 6, detectives with the criminal investigation division located and arrested Ross. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping.

MEN ARRESTED FOR DRUGS AFTER ROBBING OLD LADY

Ola Anderson, 70, was the victim of a robbery and break-in in Greensboro on Nov. 6. Officers responded at 11:40 a.m. Reports state that a black male entered her residence through an unlocked front door. After pulling a gun and demanding money, the suspect grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and personal items and fled in a van. A vehicle fitting the description, was spotted by officers and Tracy Walker, 42, Robert Rodgers, 46, and Russell Scott, 41, were all taken into custody. In addition to robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, they were also charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Walker was additionally charged with driving while license revoked, and Scott was additionally charged with assault on a child under 6 years of age.

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