64-year-old man wanted for armed bank robbery

(WILMINGTON,NC)- John Howard Johnson, age 64 has been identified as the alleged suspect in a bank robbery at First Bank located at 201 Market Street downtown Wilmington on Tuesday.

It was reported by witnesses that Johnson entered the bank at approximately 9 AM, handing a bank teller a note stating he had a gun and demanding money. Johnson left the bank and is believed to have left the area. It is also believed that Johnson was traveling in a tan 2015 Nissan Altima.

Stock image of the make and model of suspected vehicle:


Stock Photo Source: Greenlite Motors

Wilmington Police Department shared the video footage below Tuesday afternoon over Facebook.

Johnson is wanted for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Anyone with information should use Text-a-Tip by texting “CRIMES” (274637) and starting the text with “Tip708.” or call Wilmington PD at 910-343-3609.


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