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Cary bank robber flees on bike

Posted September 22, 2008

— Cary police are asking for the public's assistance in finding a man who robbed a bank Monday and fled the scene on a bicycle.

The thief robbed the First Citizens Bank at 1000 High House Road at about 3 p.m., police said, and was last seen riding a teal or turquoise 10-speed bicycle north on Cary Parkway.

The man is white and was described as being about 40 years old with salt-and-pepper hair and about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a white hoodie and white pants.

Anyone with information about the assailant is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME or the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4016.

Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes. All calls will be kept confidential at the caller's request.


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  • mramorak Sep 23, 2008

    Now why is he white wral? why dont you say light complected?

  • doggie Sep 23, 2008

    This may be the first "green" bank robbery in the US. Good for Cary!

  • ShareTheRoad Sep 23, 2008

    *sigh* those darn cyclists!!! lol

  • 10-39 Sep 23, 2008

    I think what you are talking about is Fire Station 5 on High House... inside there is an office that the Police can use, it has a computer and desk space for the Officers to use if needed.

  • Timbo Sep 23, 2008

    "timbo : what "cop shop" just up the road? "

    I may be wrong, but I used to drive by the fire station up the road every morning (5+ years ago), and there were always police cars parked over there. I just assumed, maybe wrongly, that there was a cop shop there. I do remember seeming cops there too, so I don't think they weren't just parking them.

  • danaybanks2 Sep 23, 2008

    Hey, just because you're a thief, doesn't mean you don't care abou the environment!

  • Politically Honest NOT PC Sep 23, 2008

    He stole the money so he could buy a car to make a quicker getaway at the next bank job.

  • 007KnightRider Sep 23, 2008

    garnertoy - I was thinking the same thing when I heard this on the news this morning.

  • IzzMad2016 Sep 23, 2008

    Unless there's a cruiser sitting at the traffic light on that exact corner, I'm not sure exactly how fast everyone expects an officer to be able to respond. I'm thinking the normal bank robber leaves FAST after he gets the cash and doesn't count to 100 first so's the police have time to get there. I think the Cary PD generally does a great job and you all ought to give 'em a break.

  • ezLikeSundayMorning Sep 23, 2008

    I think it's great that another person is bike commuting to work! Sure bank robber is not the most honorable career, but at least he is doing his part for the enviroment. ;)