Mother and son arrested in bank robbery case

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by LINDSAY RUEBENS / The Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on October 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police arrested a mother and son in connection with a bank robbery in University City Friday night.

Officers responded to a robbery call at the First Citizens Bank in the 6700 block of N. Tryon Street about 6 p.m., according to a release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

En route, officers saw Carlos Lamonte Simpson, 21, and Pamela Simpson, 48, at a bus stop near the bank, the release said. One officer noticed the two had dye on their clothing, which was from an exploded dye pack.

Officers stopped them and found the note used during the robbery as well as stolen money, the release said. Police did not disclose how much money was stolen.

Armed robbery detectives, Safe Street Task Force detectives and FBI investigators also responded to the scene.

The Simpsons were arrested and charged with common law robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Anyone with additional information about the case can call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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