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Durham investigates second bank robbery

Posted April 4, 2011

— Durham police are investigating the second bank robbery in four days, and surveillance images appear to show the same suspect.

Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said a man entered the BB&T Bank at 5028 N. Roxboro St. just before 2:30 p.m. Monday, handed the teller a note asking for money and intimated that he had a weapon.

A similar scene unfolded Friday at about 5:30 p.m. at a SunTrust bank about three miles away, at 3421 N. Roxboro St.

In both cases, a slim, black man with salt-and-pepper hair appears in surveillance images wearing large, dark sunglasses. In the images released Friday, he is wearing a black, leather bomber jacket and light pants. Surveillance images from BB&T show a similar man wearing blue pants and a black, hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Durham police at 919-560-4582, Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200 or the FBI at 919-233-7701 or 704- 377-9200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • killing_me_softly Apr 5, 2011

    Why is he robbing a bank with his distinctive looking self?

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Apr 5, 2011

    Am I the only one who thinks that a person walking into a bank with shades on is not weird; but keeping the shades on the entire time while IN the bank is weird? To be sure, most people would take that as an indicator that that individual may be up to something; call it profiling/stereotyping/being cautious...bank employees should see that as a red flag.

  • allie19 Apr 4, 2011

    Is that the President?

  • USAF20YR Ret Apr 4, 2011

    Mike Tyson?

  • hellorhighwaters Apr 4, 2011

    Well, we know he bought some clothes with the money from the first bank robbery. Second bank robbery he is obviously dressed much nicer then at the first (we are guessing) bank robbery.

    Did he need the money to just get high with? Did he have to pay rent? Or is he one of those whose unemployment benefits will be running out in two weeks (as detailed on the news)?

    If it's because his benefits are running out; hope he doesn't spark a copy-cat in the making. A lot of people are probably going to think about doing alot of unnatural things, they would not normally do when those employment benefits run out.

    Hope this is not the case for this guy. But his picture is soooo clear; it's only amount of time before he is caught.

    Can you say 'Hi Mom'.

  • BlueSkys Apr 4, 2011

    2x's on Roxboro St....he has skills avoiding the wonder PD of Durham...surprise surprise.

  • jeffbritton Apr 4, 2011

    I think that's Phillip from survivor.

  • hollylama Apr 4, 2011

    Way to look into the camera...he's as good as caught, assuming his family turns him in!