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Bank robber claimed to have bomb, Cary police say

Posted July 3, 2008

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— A bank robber told staff that he had a bomb and demanded money on Thursday afternoon, police said.

A man approached a teller at the First Citizens Bank, 1825 Kildaire Farm Road, around 4 p.m. He held a plastic bag and a small device, which he claimed was a bomb.

The teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robber fled on foot, investigators said.

Police described the robber as a white man in his 50s, about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds. He has a goatee. He wore a white painter's hat, mirrored sunglasses, a surgical mask and dirty, construction-type clothing.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME. Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to arrests or indictments for certain crimes, and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • Jeff_W Jul 4, 2008

    It is not up to WRAL whether the pictures are posted. It is up to the Investigating Agency to release "evidence photos/footage" of the crime. I assure you if Cary PD had access to and released the pictures to the press, WRAL would have shown it.

    Some agencies do not release the photos/video immediately. Also, the "sue you" mentality has caused some banks to implement policies about releasing their security videos without going through the corporate "legal departments" first. These things take time.

  • Tax Man Jul 4, 2008

    Yes, let's see the pictures - it helps law enforcement get tips as someone will recognize this dude. I am sure it is not because he is white that they have not put up the picture. He is a bank robber and needs to be taken down!

  • wanderer Jul 4, 2008

    Who cares what the race is. ALL bank robbers should have their pictures shown.

  • WilloWSnapper Jul 4, 2008

    lol they did post my first comment, i guess they dont want the truth about whites vs blacks when it comes to protection or outing ones race on crime

  • WilloWSnapper Jul 4, 2008

    oh and btw to the first poster, in most articles like this they dont release the color of skin tone

  • bomanicous Jul 4, 2008

    'I think the image of the white bank robber should be exposed as well.'

    You can't possibly think they're protecting this person because he's white??? Most whites don't give criminals a free pass just because their skin's the same color.

  • mslynnette77 Jul 3, 2008

    Is there an image of this bank robber for the public to see because I noticed WRAL posted several images of the "Interstate Bandits". I think the image of the white bank robber should be exposed as well.