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Brunswick County Sheriff's officers arrest bank robbery suspect

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman in connection with a bank robbery earlier this evening.

Karilyn Neely, 30, of Oak Island was arrested about 5:15 p.m. and charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. She was being held on $100,000 bond at the Brunswick County Detention Facility Monday night.

Sheriff's officers responded to a robbery about 4:48 p.m. at the Waccamaw Bank at 3178 Holden Beach Road, Supply, N.C. The teller told police that a woman entered the bank and demanded money from the cashier behind the counter. According to the police report, the woman then pointed to her hip, insinuating she had a weapon.

The suspect then left the bank with an unknown amount of money, in a 2010 gold Chevy Tahoe. About 25 minutes after the bank alarm was reported, sheriff's officers stopped Neely's car on Stone Chimney Road near Clam Bay.

Neely was arrested without incident, according to the report, and charged a few hors later.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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