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Durham bank robbed at gunpoint

Posted May 23, 2013

— Durham police are searching for the man who robbed the SunTrust Bank branch on Hillsborough Road Thursday afternoon. 

The man, armed with a gun and wearing a dark-colored mask, walked into the bank around 4 p.m., demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured. 

Surveillance images show the man pointing the gun toward the counter.

He is described as a black man, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 170 pounds. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a silver design on the back and dark-colored jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 919-560-4582, extension 29248, or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • kbrianf May 24, 2013

    Since no one was hurt, I have to admit that I'm laughing at the fact that there are all these amazing photos of this guy. The perfectly sheer stocking pulled partially over his face only adds to the hilarity. Pretty fancy handbag he's carrying, too!

  • Always Carry May 24, 2013

    Hmm, guess the robber didn't see the no guns sign or even read the laws that you can't carry into banks, oh wait Criminals don't obey the law, what's this?!?!?!

  • doggypoos May 24, 2013

    He might as well walked in without a mask. Casinos and the FBI have tech that can use face recognition to find out who he is. That and the fact by just looking at the pic if you knew him you would notice him. Quick payout for turning him in. He'll be caught but Durham courts will be easy on him and give him a pat on the wrist.

  • crystalswisher May 24, 2013

    yes, well nobody said criminals were very smart............

  • kikinc May 24, 2013

    None of the SunTrust branches I go to have a bulletproof barricade.

  • 68_dodge_polara May 24, 2013

    Notice that he picked the Sun Trust branch that does not have the glass bullet proof barricade between the tellers and the customers.

  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx May 24, 2013

    Did he walk into the bank with the mask on his face or put it on when he got there? Either way, didn't anybody notice? Don't they have alarms behind the counter?

  • smilesobright May 24, 2013

    now what does he think is being covered by that sheer stocking. Then on top of that he is touhing the counters like they cant get finger prints. There are some good photos of him. He will be arrested. Im sure someone knows who he is. People do some dumb stuff and then are dumbfounded when they get caught.