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Police: Man arrested for attempted robbery at credit union

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A man was arrested for his involvement in an attempted robbery at a Charlotte credit union in early December, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

On Tuesday, December 10, just after 10:45 a.m., a man, later identified as 49-year-old Cephas L. Williams, Jr., went into the State Employees Credit Union on North Wendover Road and handed a note to the teller demanding money.

Williams then left the bank before receiving any money, police told WBTV.

On Monday, December 30, a tip was sent to Crimestoppers that gave pertinent information to detectives, and led them to identify Williams as the suspect in the attempted robbery.

Detectives also learned that Williams had several outstanding warrants out of Gaston County.

On Tuesday, December 31, Williams was arrested by the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team for the outstanding warrants and transported to police headquarters to be interviewed.

Officials said that during that interview he admitted to attempting to rob the State Employees Credit Union, and was charged with attempted common law robbery.

He was taken to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office where he was still in custody as of Wednesday afternoon.

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