Rocky Mount residents allowed back home after suspicious package investigation

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – Residents in the area of Old Mill Road and Dana Lane in Rocky Mount were forced out of their homes for hours Wednesday as the SBI Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious package.

(Bridget Chapman/CBS 17)

The package’s discovery followed the arrest of two bank robbery suspects. Police said the suspects robbed the Providence Bank located at 2401 Sunset Ave. Wednesday morning.

The suspect vehicle was found about a mile away in the 600 block of Old Mill Road.

The suspicious package was found as officers investigated the suspect vehicle. Rocky Mount police then called the SBI for assistance.

Residents told CBS 17 they were evacuated at 11:30 a.m. Police announced the package was not a threat just after 5 p.m. and that residents were allowed back to their homes.

“The Rocky Mount Police Department would like to thank the public that came forward with information that led to the apprehension of these individuals,” Rocky Mount police said in a release.

The two bank robbery suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police said, “Due to their age, we are unable to release any further information on these individuals.”

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