Deputies arrest suspect who allegedly robbed bank near Wingate University

Those on campus were asked to lock all doors and windows and await further instructions.
Wingate bank robbery Suspect
Wingate bank robbery Suspect(Union County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 14, 2022 at 1:06 PM EST
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UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) – The Wingate Police Department has charged a man in connection to a bank robbery suspect in Union County.

Wingate University issued an immediate lockdown for the campus Wednesday afternoon but lifted it around 1:30 p.m.

According to officials, Wingate Police asked campus officials to go into lockdown after a bank robbery across from the university on Highway 74.

The suspect was identified as Billy Joe Long.

He was arrested the next day and charged with felony common law robbery.

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