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Police: Several leads, no arrests in Cary bank robbery

Posted June 24
Updated June 25

— Almost 24 hours after a man robbed a Cary bank, police were still looking for the culprit.

At around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, police said, a man robbed First Citizens Bank at 1825 Kildaire Farm Road. Less than a half hour earlier, police got a call from bank employees at Fidelity Bank, 2416 SW Cary Parkway, who spotted a masked man walking toward the front door. They pushed a button locking the doors, and the man left the property on a bicycle, police said.

At First Citizens, Cary police Capt. Don Hamilton said, a masked man jumped over the bank counter and started grabbing money before running out the door.

That’s when someone briefly chased the robber, causing him to drop a “substantial amount” of money, Hamilton said. The man got into a green Chevy Z-71 truck, which police believe was carrying the bicycle, and fled.

The man was last seen wearing a bandana, sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt with stripes on the arm and gloves.

The North Carolina Bankers Association is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest. Anyone with information can call the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or the FBI at 800-209-2293.

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  • conservatism is right Jun 26, 8:07 a.m.

    they'll have him before end of business today.

    — Posted by euimport1

    Good thing you didnt bet on that...this story will go away just like the latest rape, in favor of a story about them trying to catch people texting or graffiti.

  • conservatism is right Jun 26, 8:04 a.m.

    Don't hold your breath waiting on the Cary Police to solve this case. They are rarely... View More

    — Posted by LuvLivingInCary

    You are absolutely right. The CPD is more focused on and concerned with Internet predators and... View More

    — Posted by kgtvzw

    To say they arent aware of the heroin users and dealers in Cary is a vast understatement..

  • conservatism is right Jun 26, 8:02 a.m.

    How do you have an attempted robbery right up the st 30 mins prior, and not catch this guy??

  • kgtvzw Jun 25, 4:36 p.m.

    Don't hold your breath waiting on the Cary Police to solve this case. They are rarely... View More

    — Posted by LuvLivingInCary

    You are absolutely right. The CPD is more focused on and concerned with Internet predators and trying to nab prostitutes at the hotels around the airport. Meanwhile, there are more heroin dealers living in Cary than the police are aware of, but these people cannot seem to get caught.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 25, 2:43 p.m.

    "The man was last seen wearing a bandana, sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt with stripes on... View More

    — Posted by monkeyboy

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    And he supposedly rode away from the second bank on a bicycle.

    ???

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 25, 2:42 p.m.

    Like the rape suspect right? Jokes

    — Posted by ashbabyec

    There's a lot more to that case than what's been reported.

    — Posted by kikinc

    Enlighten us all please then. It's no cover up that Cary Police tries to cover up and rug swe... View More

    — Posted by ashbabyec

    My husband is good friends with someone on the police force. He's not involved directly with... View More

    — Posted by kikinc

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    I agree with you. I know two on the force now. I worked for several in the past. They aren't perfect. None of us is. And every Cary cop I've worked for or with has been a truly good and smart person.

  • monkeyboy Jun 25, 12:22 p.m.

    "The man was last seen wearing a bandana, sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt with stripes on the arm and gloves."

    well, if i see anyone wearing a bandana as a mask, a hoodie and gloves around town today, i'll be sure to give the CPD a call...

  • kikinc Jun 25, 11:06 a.m.

    Like the rape suspect right? Jokes

    — Posted by ashbabyec

    There's a lot more to that case than what's been reported.

    — Posted by kikinc

    Enlighten us all please then. It's no cover up that Cary Police tries to cover up and rug swe... View More

    — Posted by ashbabyec

    My husband is good friends with someone on the police force. He's not involved directly with the investigation, but he did say from what he's heard from coworkers, there were a lot of things that weren't adding up, so it was difficult to pin down what actually happened.

    I happen to know a few people who are Cary PD. While I agree that some of their investigations have been botched (namely the Brad Cooper case), a lot of those guys, and women, are good people and truly do have the best of intentions.

  • ashbabyec Jun 25, 10:51 a.m.

    Funny how all the people caught by cpd speeding or running a red light come on a bank robbery... View More

    — Posted by common tater

    Personally have never been stopped or citied ever by CPD or any LEO for that matter. One just happens to notice the difference in this department or lack there of rather. As a tax payer it is frustrating.

  • ashbabyec Jun 25, 10:48 a.m.

    Like the rape suspect right? Jokes

    — Posted by ashbabyec

    There's a lot more to that case than what's been reported.

    — Posted by kikinc

    Enlighten us all please then. It's no cover up that Cary Police tries to cover up and rug sweep for department image and accreditation purposes. Thank God for WSO cleaning up what Cary Police can't and won't do.

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