Two charged in bank robbery

By John Peters -



The Dobson Police Department has arrested and charged two local men for their alleged role in a bank robbery earlier this week.

Michael Frost, 48, of 8171 NC 268, Dobson, and Steven Wood, 46, of 472 Bear Creek Church Road, Dobson, were both arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to a statement released by Dobson Police Chief Shawn Myers.

The two are accused in the May 17 armed robbery of the BB&T bank located at 136 Twin Oak Road in Dobson. Authorities did not disclosed the robbery until late Friday afternoon. The chief said his department didn’t release any information earlier than that because it was still investigating and searching for people to interview related to the robbery.

Frost and Wood have each been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both were being held under a secure bond at the Surry County Detention Center while the investigation continues. Meyers said additional charges could be filed depending upon the results of the probe. The two are scheduled to make their first appearance in court on the charges on July 6.

The charges are in relation to a robbery that occurred at the bank shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday.

“At…10:47 a.m., a male subject entered the BB&T Bank at 136 Twin Oaks Road…and brandishing a firearm demanded money,” the statement released by the chief said. “The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash.”

“The suspects were apprehended within three hours by the Dobson Police Department with the assistance of the Surry County Sheriff’s Department,” the statement said.



By John Peters

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