Police: Gun-toting men hijack car in Charlotte, rob Statesville bank

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Two men stole a car at gunpoint in Charlotte, then robbed a bank in Statesville, police say. (Statesville PD)

A pair of masked men are wanted after an attempted bank robbery in Statesville on Monday, according to authorities.

Statesville officers responded to calls shortly before 1 p.m. Monday, July 8 to the State Employees Credit Union located at 1742 Wilkesboro Highway. Two men wearing masks and armed took money from the business, police said.

The two suspects fled the scene in a white 2009 Honda Accord, which was reported stolen at gunpoint from the Charlotte area. The vehicle was apparently abandoned and recovered by police a short time later.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at 704-878-3180.