On Friday 10/19/12 at approximately 5:05PM, Edgar Lynwood Burton 5/18/81 from Cowpens SC attempted to rob First Citizens Bank on Carbon City Road.

Burton walked into the bank and demanded a teller to give him an undisclosed amount of cash. Burton made verbal threats to the tellers but did not display a weapon. Burton left the bank without any money and was pulled over moments later by MDPS Officers. Burton was charged with 1 count of Common Law Robbery. He was placed in the Burke Catawba Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond and has a first appearance court date on 10/22/12. Burton is presently on federal probation for a 2002 bank robbery in South Carolina. Burton was incarcerated for 10 years for the robbery and has been out of prison for less than a year.