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Durham police search for bank robber

Posted December 15, 2008

— Durham police looked Monday for a man who robbed the SunTrust Bank on Corcoran Street about 9:30 a.m..

Police described the suspect as black and middle-aged with a salt-and-pepper beard and wearing a black-and-white plaid jacket and a gray hoodie.

He entered the bank around 9:30 a.m., stood in line and then handed a teller a note demanding money, police said.

He did not use a weapon, and no one was injured. He got away with an undisclosed sum of money.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator C.C. Green at 919-560-4406 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves. 


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  • eaglekiss07 Dec 15, 2008

    "whats a hoodie?"

    "A hoodie is someone who grows up in the "hood", or low income part of town.

    that was the DUMBEST comment I have ever read. A hoodie is a sweatshirt with a hood attached to it.

  • turdferguson Dec 15, 2008

    "whats a hoodie?"

    A hoodie is someone who grows up in the "hood", or low income part of town.

  • ncwebguy Dec 15, 2008

    A hoodie is a sweatshirt with a hood attached. The hood is on in the photo, over a hat, which I guess was supposed to hide his face, but did a poor job.

  • ncwebguy Dec 15, 2008

    Why is the word "downtown" not in the story as of 12:46 pm 12/15? Because the owners of the American Tobacco campus, Durham Bulls, Diamond View, etc. don't want give downtown Durham (and their properties by extension) a bad image.

    For those who don't know, this bank is in the Sun Trust buliding, the highlight of the downtown Durham skyline. But it becomes the "Corcoran Street bank" when it gets robbed.

    Should we stop putting downtown in the list of "safe" parts of the Bull City? Was it ever there?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Dec 15, 2008

    When he starts to run his mouth, the cops will find him. People do talk.

  • iron fist Dec 15, 2008

    dougnuts worth more then the dollars

  • colliedave Dec 15, 2008

    dollars to doughnuts that he is on probation

  • mrtwinturbo Dec 15, 2008

    whats a hoodie?

  • iron fist Dec 15, 2008

    Only difference then him and the CEO he will get jail time the CEO will continue to take

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Dec 15, 2008

    I posted on golo about this like an hour ago. There's already been an update from self help and he's younger than that and probably wearing a green shirt and has dreads. Come on wral. Do better.