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Man charged in Wells Fargo robbery

Posted June 26, 2012

— Raleigh police have charged a man in connection with a bank robbery that happened Monday afternoon.

Sean Elliot Whitaker, 42, was arrested Tuesday morning on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police say a crime tip concerning his whereabouts led them to a motel on Glenwood Avenue, where Whitaker was taken into custody.

Investigators say he robbed the Wells Fargo branch at 3500 W. Millbrook Road shortly after 12:30 p.m. Although police say he never showed a weapon, he implied in a note to a teller that he had one.

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  • SmokeWagon Jun 27, 2012

    ..."Poor sap... he should have devised an elaborate ponzi scheme and defrauded people millions of dollars. He'd be looking at less time in prison...."

    OR...he could have NOT paid his taxes and Nomobama would have selected him for a cabinet position...or he could have been a democrat elected to congress...LOTS of career opportunities in the "enlightened" party...!!!!

  • carlostheass Jun 27, 2012

    Banks sure do hate it when people steal money they've stolen from others.

  • RNmomX4 Jun 27, 2012

    "Poor sap... he should have devised an elaborate ponzi scheme and defrauded people millions of dollars. He'd be looking at less time in prison."

    OR he could campaign for the presidency and filter money out of rich supporters and get off scott-free.

  • promethazine codeine lover Jun 27, 2012

    ChelsWCU1224, I agree.. I bet he didn't even make off with much.. but that doesn't really matter anymore since hes caught.. It'll cost him a lot more now.

  • ChelsWCU1224 Jun 27, 2012

    People need to stop robbing banks and GET A JOB!

  • KermitDFrog Jun 27, 2012

    Poor sap... he should have devised an elaborate ponzi scheme and defrauded people millions of dollars. He'd be looking at less time in prison.

  • promethazine codeine lover Jun 27, 2012

    What did wells fargo do to you? and why is your comment limited to wells fargo??

  • thatdudeg Jun 27, 2012

    I'm glad this criminal got caught, but sadly, he'll be back on the streets robbing people again before long.

  • jgilchr Jun 26, 2012

    When will Wells Fargo be charged in robbery of man?