Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC

home : news : news October 19, 2021

8/19/2021 4:37:00 PM
Suspect Arrested For Armed Bank Robbery In Gastonia
Photo Courtesy Gastonia Police Department
Photo Courtesy Gastonia Police Department

Gastonia Police Department
Press Release

GASTONIA, N.C. – Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) have charged Franklin Earl Lawrence Jr., age 48, of Gastonia, with armed robbery-related offenses for the robbery of a BB&T bank that occurred this morning in Gastonia.  

This morning (Thursday, August 19), at approximately 10:35 a.m., Central District officers responded to the BB&T bank located at 3070 Union Road for the report a robbery. The investigation by detectives determined that the suspect approached a teller, displayed a handgun and demanded currency. The suspect obtained an undisclosed amount of currency from the bank and fled.

Shortly after the robbery occurred, a GPD K9 officer and his partner located the suspect in a wooded area a short distance from the bank. The suspect, now identified as Lawrence Jr., was arrested and transported to GPD headquarters for a police interview. Officers recovered a firearm from Lawrence Jr., that is believed to have been used during the robbery.  Lawrence Jr., has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by felon.

Have Us E-mail You The Latest News
Click Here

Your #1 Local Source for News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Religion, Classifieds, Events, Photos, Community, Coupons, and more!

Serving Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Cleveland counties including the areas of Lincolnton, Denver, Maiden, Stanley, Alexis, Vale, Crouse, Iron Station, High Shoals and Cherryville.

Not a newspaper, not a magazine, we’re online – on your computer at home or work, on your smartphone… with news and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year including holidays.

To Make Sure You Always
Get The Latest Updates,
If You Haven’t Already:

Like Our Facebook Page and
Click On SEE FIRST at

Also Follow Us On Twitter 

1 - Court Street Grill 550

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2021


Software © 1998-2021 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved