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Downtown Raleigh bank robbed

Posted December 3, 2012

— Police were searching Monday for a man who robbed a downtown Raleigh bank.

A man walked into the First Citizens Bank branch at 239 Fayetteville St. at about 11:15 a.m., handed a teller a note demanding money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

The man was described as wearing a white shirt under a dark-colored jacket, dark pants and a ball cap. Police said he was last seen heading north on Fayetteville Street.


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  • Just another bad guy Dec 4, 2012

    Guns are illegal in banks. But this guy robbed it using a note. I think they need to ban paper in banks too.

  • Barfly Dec 3, 2012

    Nice disguise.

  • geosol Dec 3, 2012

    Um, the description is HE LOOKS LIKE THE GUY IN THE PICTURE!!!! But i'm sure the wingers can dream up some incredible conspiracy to throw at us.

  • JDAmbrosio Dec 3, 2012

    Did he have dark hair, light hair, what was the color of his skin tone? How tall? Approx weight? How about a simple, "we will post a description of the suspect as soon as one is available" if you don't have one to write about?!

  • usocrazi Dec 3, 2012

    I guess WRAL does not really care to help locate the robber with such a description. Maybe the man had green skin with pink and white stripes.

  • wakemom Dec 3, 2012

    i dont owe him anything! I was just smh at his comment that he made.

  • heelsgirl05 Dec 3, 2012

    pretty good description, but why did she not tell them his skin color or what his face looked like???

  • bill0 Dec 3, 2012

    Looks like someone owes MadMaxx and apology.

    From ABC
    "Police are looking for an African American man who was wearing a white shirt under a dark-colored jacket, dark pants and a green hat. The suspect also reported had some type of facial hair, like a mustache, beard or goatee. "

  • deb788 Dec 3, 2012

    Catch him! The bank we use has on site security, it seems it is needed these days as bank robberies are a pretty common occurrence.

  • godnessgracious2 Dec 3, 2012

    White, black, hispanic, indian, asian...?

    How about if you see anybody huffing and puffing and clutching a bag of money you just let us know.