Kevin Crosby faces bank robbery charges again
Federal marshals arrested a High Point man wanted in connection to a Thomasville bank robbery last month.
Kelvin James Crosby, 31, of High Point, was taken into custody by federal marshals in Atlanta last month and extradited to High Point on Wednesday to face charges involving a pair of area bank robberies. Thomasville Police Department charged Crosby in connection to a Nov. 16 robbery at Bank of North Carolina, 831 Julian Ave. Crosby faces one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in Thomasville and one count of common law robbery by the High Point Police Department in connection to a Nov. 6 robbery at the BB&T on Westchester Drive.
"High Point had warrants on Crosby from their robbery," Detective Brad Saintsing said. "They contacted the marshals and they were able to locate and arrest him in Atlanta. I don't know why specifically they thought he was in Atlanta."
Thomasville detectives believe Crosby is the man who entered the Bank of North Carolina at approximately 9:45 a.m., demanded money from a teller and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. Saintsing said video surveillance and Crosby's criminal record helped identify him as a suspect.
In 2009, Crosby was arrested in connection to bank robberies in Thomasville, High Point and Winston-Salem. TPD identified Crosby as a suspect in the Nov. 23, 2009, robbery at Members Credit Union on Lines Street. Police arrested Crosby in Washington D.C. two weeks later during a traffic stop and extradited him back to North Carolina where he later was convicted of common law robbery in Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford County.
Crosby, who received a maximum 18-month sentence for the Thomasville robbery, was released from jail on Sept. 9 after serving more than two years following a conviction for burning a public building.
Crosby currently is being held in the Guilford County Jail.
Saintsing said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is asked to call TPD at 475-4286 or Crime Stoppers of Thomasville at 476-8477.
"I can't really comment on the investigation because it's still ongoing, but I can say there may be additional charges," Saintsing said.
Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or firstname.lastname@example.org.