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Police: Big wig robber strikes again at Durham Subway

Posted May 9

Durham police are asking for the public's help to identify a man wanted in an armed robbery that took place May 1 at a Subway restaurant on N.C. Highway 55.

— Durham police are asking for the public's help to identify a man wanted in an armed robbery that took place May 1 at a Subway restaurant on N.C. Highway 55. 

According to investigators, the man entered the business at about 9 :30 p.m., climbed over the counter and demanded cellphones from employees.

He took cash and money from a tip jar and was last seen walking away from the restaurant. 

The man was wearing a large wig and wearing a blue T-shirt, gray jeans and black shoes during the robbery. He was carrying a black book bag. 

Raleigh police investigators believe the man in the Durham security footage is the same person wanted in three armed robberies in Raleigh during March and April, according to spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4415 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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  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 9, 4:43 p.m.

    He must live very nearby to rob the same place more than once, and a Subway which has little money to begin with noless.
    Still, I pray they catch him this time because he may be getting desperate having to rob the same place more than once.

  • jmcdow2792 May 9, 4:14 p.m.

    Maybe he is embarrased that he is bald.

  • Obamacare returns again May 9, 4:14 p.m.

    Honestly, I'll be impressed when they start stealing bitcoins.

  • Minarchist May 9, 4:11 p.m.

    "He took cash and money from a tip jar..."

    Can somebody please tell me the difference between... View More

    — Posted by Alexia

    Cash is dollars. Money is a store of value, unit of account, and medium of exchange which the dollar is not.

  • Obamacare returns again May 9, 4:00 p.m.

    I wonder if his wig has ever fallen off as he's making his getaway running at full speed.

  • tapoutnc May 9, 3:53 p.m.

    I had no idea Durham had a Subway system.

  • Alexia May 9, 3:48 p.m.

    "He took cash and money from a tip jar..."

    Can somebody please tell me the difference between cash and money?

  • 678devilish May 9, 3:41 p.m.

    NJo doubt in mind, someone out there knows exactly who this man is. You had to have seen him in your area where you live. Do the right thing and turn him into the police. Its a wig because you cannot see the actual scalp.

  • 42 May 9, 3:36 p.m.

    I found him:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOIEsu1NkLU

  • elkerster May 9, 2:45 p.m.

    How do they know it is a wig?

    — Posted by Just the facts mam

    maybe the people who reported the crime could see his hair under the wig?!? I dunno, just a thought.

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