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Would-be NC bank robber identified after he used paystub to pen holdup note

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(Photo: Fairmont Police Department)
Police in Fairmont say Dennis Wayne Price, Jr., 43, of Fayetteville, was arrested after he tried to rob banks in Fairmont and Fayetteville using his paystub to write the holdup note.

A man who on Tuesday unsuccessfully tried to rob a North Carolina bank was identified and arrested after police say he passed a note demanding money from a teller at the drive through that was written on his pay stub.

Police in Fairmont say Dennis Wayne Price, Jr., 43, of Fayetteville was arrested in Fairmont after a similar robbery attempt in Fayetteville – again using his paystub for the holdup note -- led to a chase involving North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers which ended back in Fairmont.

He was charged with attempted common law robbery, possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing and eluding, and driving while intoxicated.

He was jailed in Robeson County and given a $250,000 bond; Fairmont Police say charges are pending in other jurisdictions.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.