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Banks in Raleigh, Durham robbed

Posted February 16, 2010

— Police in Raleigh and Durham were investigating bank robberies Tuesday.

Raleigh police were investigating a robbery at the State Employees' Credit Union at 2802 Hillsborough St., which happened around 11:30 a.m.

Police had a vague description of the suspect, who was believed to be wearing a black Nike hooded sweatshirt. He fled on foot and might be armed with a handgun, according to preliminary information released by police.

No other details were available.

In Durham, a BB&T branch at 505 S. Duke St. was robbed at about 2:15 p.m.

No details of that incident were immediately available.


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  • mimi25brats Feb 17, 2010

    It is a shame that this story was not followed up on. WRAL should also report that a bank in Roxboro was also robbed just before 5pm. I don't know if it is the same suspects, but these guys were caught.

  • piratepeople2 Feb 16, 2010

    how about you have to swipe your debit card or some type of ID to enter????

  • fatchanceimwrong Feb 16, 2010

    Wildcat: Not likely he'll get 20 years. I worked as a teller back in 1991 and was robbed by a guy who handed me a note. The guy got caught and was convicted of 5 bank robberies. Being a victim, each year I'd get a letter from the parole board stating that he was denied parole. Then in year 5, they let him out. So he did 5 years for 5 robberies. He wasn't convicted of armed robbery, so that may have made a difference. But 5 years for 5 bank robberies is a joke.

  • wildcat Feb 16, 2010

    When caught, he will get at least 20 years in prison. Not worth it. Find a job.

  • sweetjess14 Feb 16, 2010


    the report was that the suspect was in the location of Dan Allen, which is basically the main road through campus. If I was robbing a bank and was around a campus, my first thought would be to hide among the students. Regardless, you can never be too careful with your life and taking a day off from class to ensure everyone's safety isnt such a bad idea.

  • FromClayton Feb 16, 2010

    Since WRAL is not reporting fast enough for me, I'll do it myself...from the NCSU website...

    Raleigh Police have reviewed videotape of this morning's robbery at the State Employees Credit Union on Hillsborough Street and now believe the suspect fled north on Brooks Avenue, away from campus. Police do not believe the suspect poses an immediate danger to campus

  • wolfpack32 Feb 16, 2010

    I agree with what Smedley said. But if you "don't feel safe" and want to hang out in the dorms instead of going to class - go right ahead. Although, I'm sure 99% of the other students and professors are going.

    If Raleigh PD and NCSU thought there was a chance that the suspect went on campus to hide, I'm sure they would have put the campus on lockdown. But I guess you know better than they do.

  • Wolfpacker_NCSU Feb 16, 2010

    Not going to class because of this? Please...


    For some reason, if this were to happen across the street from ANY OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL (ie...a grade school,middle school, high school), they would be on lockdown, allowing no one in or out. I wonder why it's different because it's a university, when it's so easy to be lost in a crowd? If this person feels threatened, there could be violence on campus. I think it's prudent to be a little proactive in matters like this. But I guess that's just siily isn't it?

  • jeffcockman Feb 16, 2010

    Rode down Hillsbrough Street around 1:20pm today, and with all the students, construction and traffic what was this robber thinking?? Could he have picked a worse location for a robbery if he tried?? LOL

  • Smedley Feb 16, 2010

    Do you people actually think the robber went to the library or the 12 o'clock class after the robbery?