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Police make arrest in Durham robbery

Posted January 9, 2016
Updated January 10, 2016

— Durham police have arrested a man who robbed a bank on North Roxboro Street on Saturday morning.

Authorities have charged Michael Hugh Wood, 45, with one count of common-law robbery. Wood is not in custody, and he is also wanted on charges in Wake County, officials said..

Officials said Wood was taken into custody on North Driver Street Saturday night.

Around 10:10 a.m., Wood entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. No weapon was seen. The man stole an undisclosed about of money.

Anyone with information should call Investigator C. Krieger at 919-560-4582 ext. 29245 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers can remain anonymous.


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  • Josiah Steele Jan 16, 2016
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    Yes and yes.
    Are you staking you and the welfare of your family's lives for someone else's small plot of insured money.

  • James Scandrick Jan 11, 2016
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    So is this arrest not surprising, the usual suspect or of the usual city? Please comment on your own, just as you comment on everybody else. Wow, how dare you believe a white caucasian male could commit a crime, and in (black) Durham!!! Crime doesn't discriminate ppl, only the comments and many others.

  • Lamario Kelly Jan 10, 2016
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    Dear Robber-

    You for forgot me at home.


  • Janet Ghumri Jan 10, 2016
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    Looks like he was arrested in paragraph one,
    He was not arrested in paragraph 2,
    And paragraph 3 has him arrested, again!
    Busy little bank robber

  • Lisa Cox Jan 10, 2016
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    WRAL, please read your copy before posting for all to see. The suspect is not in custody in one sentence and then he is. Extra punctuation marks. It's painful to read your articles at times.

  • Peter Stevens Jan 9, 2016
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    This doesnt make sense. If the same person walked into Macy's and handed the cashier a note and demanded money, do you think cashier would comply? Why do banks comply so easily, do they assume there is a weapon?

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 9, 2016
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    In his 60's?? Pretty good photo, though. Seniors getting meaner all the time.