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FBI seeks help to identify suspected serial bank robber

Posted February 3, 2012

— The FBI asked for the public's help Friday to identify a man believed to have robbed at least three Wake County banks since September.

Authorities have dubbed the man the "No Bag Bandit" because he carried the stolen cash off in his hands instead of using a bag.

The FBI has linked the man to a Sept. 23 robbery at a SunTrust Bank branch at 6300 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh, a Nov. 25 robbery at a SunTrust branch at 1273 NW Maynard Road in Cary and a Jan. 19 robbery of a Wells Fargo branch at 1301 Fifth Ave. in Garner.

The robber is described as white, about 40 years old, 6-foot-2 to 6-foot-4 tall and about 180 pounds. He has a gray beard and protruding teeth, but authorities said it appears that he might have darkened the color of his hair and beard before the Jan. 19 robbery.

Anyone with information about any of the robberies is asked to call the Charlotte Division of the FBI at 704-672-6100, Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP, Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746 or the Garner Police Department at 919-772-8810.


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  • turbo08 Feb 3, 2012

    I give him a week, no two weeks until he's caught. No wait, I'm sure this will just be swept under the rug as long as he doesn't strike again and us simpletons will forget all about it =)

  • Deacons Feb 3, 2012

    Why do branches of Suntrust always get robbed?

  • Retired07 Feb 3, 2012

    Is this the right picture or is this bank in a grocery store???

  • Mark Hayes Feb 3, 2012

    Not much of a disguise must not be a local or someone would have recognized him.

  • godnessgracious2 Feb 3, 2012

    wow, the camera looks like it has more than a few hundred pixels, bravo.

  • 8675309-9 Feb 3, 2012

    Sad that the photo looks like its from a grocery store, and not one of the banks.

    Did you not read the photo description? Which clearly states that was taken from the bank inside of the grocery store. Do you live under a rock? How have you not seen a grocery store with a bank near the checkout lines?

  • IzzMad2016 Feb 3, 2012

    Smart taking the money in his hands ---- no hidden dye pack that way

  • SomeRandomGuy Feb 3, 2012

    Sad that the photo looks like its from a grocery store, and not one of the banks. This guy is also pretty brave to rob the Wells Fargo right next to the Garner Police station.

  • jesseramone Feb 3, 2012

    Like playing where's waldo. Sorry FBI no help from me. I'm paying you with my tax dollars and expect you to do the work.

  • jsok123 Feb 3, 2012

    He needs to shave. Maybe now he can afford a razor.