Man who robbed Greenville bank at knifepoint arrested

Derryck Cutler (Greenville Police Department photo)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The man who robbed a bank in Greenville was arrested Thursday evening, according to police.

Derryck Anthony Cutler, 44, was taken into custody at his home, located at 1209 Myrtle Avenue, at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday evening. Cutler has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection to the armed robbery at First Citizens Bank. Cutler is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.

Greenville Police's Center City Unit, patrol and investigations helped coordinate the arrest. In a press release from GPD Public Information Officer Kristen Hunter, GPD dispatchers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle on city traffic cameras. They were able to track the vehicle from bank to the area of 14th Street and Myrtle Avenue. Officers located the vehicle outside Cutler's house. The vehicle has been seized as part of the ongoing investigation.


Greenville Police is on the hunt for a man they say held up the First Citizens Bank near downtown at knifepoint on Thursday afternoon.

GPD spokesperson Kristen Hunter said the armed robbery occurred just before 2 p.m. at the First Citizens Bank, located at 203 W. 3rd Street, within view of the Pitt County Courthouse. According to Hunter, the man entered the bank, showed a knife and demanded money, making off with an undisclosed sum.

No injuries were reported. Two customers and three employees were in the bank at the time of the robbery.

The suspect, who had concealed his face, was described as wearing a white and red long-sleeved shirt and tan pants. Eyewitnesses tell GPD they believe the man was black.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call PD at (252) 329-4315 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777. Crime Stoppers offers up to a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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