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Alleged Durham bank robber turns himself in

Posted May 28, 2015

— A man wanted for allegedly robbing one Durham bank and threatening to rob another last week turned himself in on Thursday, police said.

Steven Patrick Richardson, 54, is charged with common law robbery and attempted common law robbery.

Richardson is accused of walking into the First Citizens Bank at 4004 North Roxboro Street on Friday and telling tellers “this is a stickup” before saying he was joking and walked out, police said. Two hours later, police said Richardson robbed the State Employees Credit Union at 3810 Ben Franklin Boulevard.

Richardson was identified through a CrimeStoppers tip, police said.


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  • Jim Buchanan May 29, 2015
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    So, he turned himself in but was identified through a CrimeStopper tip. I guess he called it in to get they reward then turned himself in. BRILLIANT!

  • Bernadette Dan Unger May 29, 2015
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    I wonder if this guy can even spell duuuuhhhhhhh! If not, there is no doubt it is the fault of someone else.

  • Kenneth Knoeber May 29, 2015
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    Poor career planning.

  • Ken Heffner May 28, 2015
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    How stupid are these people?