‘Darth Vader’ robs bank at gunpoint

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PINEVILLE, NC (March 18, 2015) – A man dressed as Darth Vader robbed a North Carolina bank at gunpoint, according to WSOC-TV.

The suspect entered the bank and pointed a long gun at the bank teller and demanded money.

The robber fled the bank in a 4-door gray Chevy Suburban with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one was injured during the robbery.

Witnesses told police that the man was about five feet, five inches tall and was wearing dark clothing, a Darth Vader mask, a chest plate, and gloves.

“This is definitely something unusual that you don’t see every day in law enforcement,” Pineville police Lt. Corey Copley told WSOC. “You see all kinds of disguises here and there, but this one in my experience is the most unusual.”

Police say FBI Charlotte is assisting with the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pineville Police Department at 704-889-2231.

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