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The subject shown is a suspect in a Tuesday robbery investigation.

Hickory police officers responded to a robbery at the First Citizens Bank located at 1862 U.S. 70 SE on Tuesday around 3 p.m.

A man entered the bank, showed a bank teller a handgun and demanded money, according to a release from the Hickory Police Department.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, he exited the business and fled on foot.

The subject is described as being a white male, in his early 40s, with scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a gray long-sleeve shirt, blue jeans and a black toboggan covering his face, the release stated.

Chrystal Dieter, community service coordinator with the department, said no one was injured in the reported robbery.

Anyone with information referencing this case is asked to contact Inv. Jesse Truesdell at the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or 828-261-2636 or

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