Man charged in Raleigh bank robbery
Posted June 17, 2013
Updated June 18, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Police evacuated a north Raleigh bank Monday afternoon after a robbery but said they found no explosives inside.
Raleigh police said a Scott Randall Gray entered the PNC Bank branch at 14400 New Falls of Neuse Road about 1:20 p.m. and announced that he had a bomb in the bag he was carrying. After taking money, Gray demanded the keys to a Kia Sedona in the parking lot. A bank customer handed over the keys to him, who fled and left the bag behind.
The vehicle was found abandoned outside a nearby shopping center on Forest Pines Drive.
No one was injured, but investigators feared an explosive device also might have been left in the minivan.
The bank was evacuated as a precaution, and a neighboring First Citizens Bank branch locked down voluntarily. Police also cordoned off a large area around the minivan until it could be searched.
After the Kia was abandoned, witnesses saw Gray and an accomplice get into a Honda Accord, which police later stopped near the intersection of Six Forks and Strickland roads.
Two men were taken into custody, but one was released.
Investigators charged Gray, 51, with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Police said one charge stems from the bank robbery; the other is in connection with the theft of the minivan.
Gray was being held in the Wake County Detention Center. Bond information was unavailable.