Lincolnton bank robbery suspect identified as 'dangerous' criminal

Lincolnton bank robbery suspect identified as 'dangerous' criminal

Credit: LCSO

Picture from previous arrest

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 3 at 2:16 PM

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- A man with an "accent" robbed a bank in Lincolnton on Wednesday morning before fleeing in a stolen car, police say.

According to police, the Peoples Bank in the 700 block of Highway 27 West in Lincolnton was robbed around at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say a white male wearing a white t-shirt, brown zip-up hoodie, red shorts and white high-top tennis shoes presented the bank teller with a note and demanded cash. Authorities say the man also said, "give me all of the money and no dye packs or I will shoot you".

(Click here to view the suspect's photos and vehicle)

No weapon was displayed, authorities say. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed of cash.

Police have now identified the suspect as 49-year-old Jean Pierre Gendron.

Lincolnton Police say he Gendron speaks with a Boston accent. He has several tattoos, one being a cross on his left arm, another is a skull with tribal bars and barbed wire on his right arm and the third being the word “jade” on his back. Gendron is bald or has very short blonde hair and has blue eyes. Police say he’s skinny and stands at 5 feet 7 inches tall.

The sheriff’s office says he has an extensive criminal history and should be considered dangerous.

The suspect was driving a burgundy 2004 Nissan Altima with NC Tags ZWK5567. Authorities say that car was stolen out of Gaston County early Wednesday morning.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Lincolnton Police.

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