Washington man robs bank, flees by bicycle

Published 3:15 am Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Staff Writer

A Washington man has been charged with armed robbery after he reportedly held up the First South Bank on John Small Avenue on Tuesday morning.
James Curtis Haywood, 48, of Village Circle, was apprehended at 10 a.m., less than 10 minutes after the robbery was reported, according to a release from Lt. William Chrismon with the Washington Police Department.
Haywood was seen traveling towards Avon Avenue from the scene of the crime on a bicycle. He had a white plastic bag hanging over the bicycle’s handlebars, according to the release.
Haywood left his bike in front of an apartment in Village Circle and started walking towards Highland Drive, where he was apprehended without incident. He was then taken back to First South Bank, where the bank tellers gave a positive ID.
Money from the robbery has since been recovered, according to the release.
Haywood is currently under a $50,000 secured bond, pending court appearance. The investigation is ongoing.
“No one was hurt in the incident,” said Chrismon
Washington Police Chief Mick Reed thanked the public for its help in Haywood’s arrest.
Tom Vann, chief executive officer of First South Bank, had no comment on the robbery.