Joint APD/BCSO press conference on bank robbery suspect Clyde Allen Nixon

In a rare joint press conference, Asheville Police Chief William Anderson and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan announced that at least 4 of the recent bank robberies in the area were committed by the same man, Clyde Allen Nixon.

Clyde Allen Nixon, wanted for bank robbery

The authorities also believe he is involved in a number of armed robberies across the region. He should be considered armed and dangerous he has a criminal history including violence against law enforcement officers. If seen, call 911.

Warrants were taken out on him for robberies of banks Feb. 9 at Wells Fargo, 900 Smoky Park Highway; Feb. 24 at RBC Centura (now PNC Bank), 1007 Smoky Park Highway in Candler; March 20 at First Citizens Bank, 1375 Patton Avenue in Asheville; and March 30 at First Bank, 6 Dogwood Road in Candler.

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