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Police: Man who robbed bank dressed as woman arrested

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Authorities in Charlotte have arrested a man they say robbed a local bank and a local credit union, one while dressed as a woman, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

Patrick O'Brian Artis, 29, was arrested Thursday in York County after York County Sheriff's Deputies pulled him over when they recognized his vehicle from a notification about a possible vehicle used in the robberies.

Evidence from both robberies was found in the vehicle. Artis also admitted to committing both robberies while in custody, police said.

The first robbery happened May 9, at the State Employees Credit Union around 4:30 p.m.

Police say a man, dressed as a woman, handed the teller a note demanding money. He was given the money and left the scene.

In the first robbery the man was wearing a black dress with white polka dots, a black curly wig, pink bedroom slippers, and dark colored socks.

The second robbery occurred May 15, at the SunTrust Bank on Galleria Boulevard at approximately 2:15 p.m. Officials say the robber passed the teller a note demanding money, received an undisclosed amount of money and ran away from the scene.

In the second robbery, he wore khaki pants, a white t-shirt, a brown baseball hat, and workman's boots.

From the surveillance photos you can see he had some type of tan wrap covering his left arm, perhaps to conceal a skin condition, tattoos, or other marks or scars, police said.

Call Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or FBI Charlotte at 704-672-6100 if you have any information about either of these incidents or Artis.

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