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Alleged bank robber caught within 2 hours

by Audrey Thomasson

A man wearing sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt under his coat held up the First Union Bank on North Main Street in Kilmarnock shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. He did not get very far before he was arrested by town police.

Chief of police Mike Bedell arrested Horace Mondy III, 50, after recognizing him from bank video. Bedell said he drove around to some of Mondy’s known hangouts until he spotted him, all within two hours of the robbery. Mondy did not resist arrest.

According to Chief Bedell, Mondy was unarmed when he allegedly walked up to the counter, handed the teller a bag and demanded cash. Bedell said $8,950 was taken.

A bag of money was recovered, but it was not immediately known if it contained all of the funds taken.

Mondy, of New South development in Kilmarnock, is being held in the Lancaster jail.

Lancaster sheriff’s deputies assisted Bedell and officer Tony Cox in the arrest.

posted 02.06.2013

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