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Suspect sought in Cameron Village bank robbery

Posted March 9, 2015

Raleigh police are looking for the man in these photos in connection with a March 9, 2015, robbery at Wells Fargo Bank, at 601 Oberlina Road.
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— Authorities are investigating a bank robbery that happened at a Wells Fargo branch late Monday morning and say the robber closely resembles a man wanted in connection with two other area robberies.

Monday's robbery happened shortly after 11 a.m. at 601 Oberlin Road – the same location of a Jan. 8 robbery and about a mile away from a Wells Fargo branch robbed Dec. 8.

Police described the man wanted in Monday's robbery as having salt-and-pepper-colored hair, a thin build and standing 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a black jacket and dark pants.

Descriptions from the two other robberies involved a black man with a light complexion between 40 to 50 years old.

In the Jan. 8 crime, the man was wearing a black leather ball cap, black jacket, a white dress shirt and a dark tie. In the Dec. 8 robbery, he was wearing a New York Giants cap and a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information that could help police is asked to contact Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or the FBI's confidential hotline at 1-800-209-2293.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help solve cases. The North Carolina Bankers Association also offers rewards for information in bank robberies.


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  • Angie Cox Mar 10, 2015
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    It was not Bush, it was Clinton. and Obama is not helping things a bit for the future of my kids!!!

  • Arch Maker Mar 10, 2015
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    well now you can say as a little kid you remember a bank being robbed during the Obama years...

  • Todd Jenkins Mar 10, 2015
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    As a little kid I remember lots of banks getting robbed during the Carter years…Also long gas lines at the pumps...

  • Montel Burnette Mar 9, 2015
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    Thank You
    Get tired of people just trying to blame everything on Obama. Bush was the reason for the latest recession and economic downfall. People have been robbing banks since the beginning of banks.

  • Stephania Sidberry Mar 9, 2015
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    The same reason why someone would rob a bank during a Bush, Reagan, Clinton or Carter administrations.

  • Barbara Sossomon Mar 9, 2015
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    Not sure, but in the area, Wells Fargo seems to be the bank of choice to rob. Guess that stagecoach is pretty easy to knock over. :)

  • David Collins Mar 9, 2015
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    How many times does this make that the Cameron Village Wells Fargo bank has been robbed?

  • Todd Jenkins Mar 9, 2015
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    Why would anyone rob at bank in this great Obama economy.