Raleigh man convicted of 2017 Roanoke Rapids bank robbery

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man is behind bars after being convicted of a December 2017 bank robbery.

Dannie Simon Parker Jr., 48 was convicted in federal court on April 30, according to the office of the Eastern District U.S. Attorney of North Carolina.

Jurors found Parker Jr. guilty of a robbery which took place on December 28, 2017, at the PNC Bank in Roanoke Rapids.

Authorities say Parker Jr., who was unarmed, utilized a handwritten demand note and stole $1,975 from the bank before fleeing. He was caught a short time later on Interstate 95 South after police blocked traffic to apprehend him.

In the passenger seat of the car he was driving were the funds from the robbery, as well as the demand note and various other incriminating items, authorities say. 

Parker has two prior convictions for federal bank robbery, and was on federal supervised release at the time of the PNC Bank robbery, authorities say.

Parker is facing a maximum 20-year sentence followed by three years of supervised release, along with a fine of up to $250,000. 

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