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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery of Elderly Woman Arrested in Winston-Salem, NC



Winston-Salem, NC – On July 16, 2015, warrants were issued for Reginald Lamont Bonilla, a 19 year old male, by the Winston Salem PoliceDepartment for Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, First Degree Burglary and Larceny after Breaking and Entering.

According to the warrant, on July 15, 2015, Bonilla and three other suspects forced entry into the home of eighty-nine year old Margaret Thompson between the hours of 11:00 PM and 1:00 AM. The robbers held Thompson at gunpoint while they took several items of value and currency before fleeing the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

On July 21, 2015, at approximately 4:15 PM, Bonilla was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF) and the Winston-Salem Street Crimes Unit. The arrest comes after a lengthy investigation. The JFTF developed information that Bonilla was staying at 920 D Cleveland Avenue in Winston-Salem. Members of the JFTF verified the information, surrounded and converged on the residence and took Bonilla into custody without incident at the front door of the residence. Bonilla was transported to the Forsyth County Jail where he is being held on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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