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Man robs Raleigh bank

Posted June 23, 2010

— Raleigh police are searching for a man seen fleeing into an apartment complex after a bank robbery on Capital Boulevard Wednesday morning.

Police said that a man implied he had a weapon during the robbery of the Wachovia bank in a shopping center at 4560 Capital Blvd. around 9:15 a.m. The man was last seen running into an apartment complex behind the shopping center.

He was described as 6 feet tall with a slim build. He was wearing a wig, a mask and a pullover with yellow sleeves.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.


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  • nogade Jun 23, 2010

    yep, six feet tall and a slim build, that narrows it down precisely!!

  • jobchick2004 Jun 23, 2010

    I live very near there, catch the "you know what".

  • bmg379 Jun 23, 2010

    All banks here like in european countries should have bulletproof walls,like the first citizens and BOA on capital near crabtree blvd.Can't imagine it was someone who resides in any of those apts,lol

  • Justin T. Jun 23, 2010

    "He was described as a 6 feet tall with a slim build." This is code for "black male"... the news will always include race if the individual is not black. There is also a typo in the vague description. In the meantime I guess we need to be on the lookout for 90% of the general population.

  • luckn4u2 Jun 23, 2010

    Maybe they will have a shootout in the complex and take out a dozen or 2..

  • tperciac Jun 23, 2010

    After reading that the suspected bank robber captured yesterday had netted like 182,000 I was wondering how many more bank robbers that would create.... assuming potential bank robbers read the news... or even know how to read.

  • fishon Jun 23, 2010

    He was biding his time, waiting, waiting for his competition to be captured by the autorities before making his move.

  • travissrt Jun 23, 2010

    I was wrong, This one has been robbed several times as well, but the shoot out occurred at the Suntrust at the other end of this same strip mall.. My bad

  • travissrt Jun 23, 2010

    I'm sure a description will be released shortly. On another note, the tellers at that bank should get hazard/combat pay. How many times has that bank been robbed in the past five years? I can think of several including one where they attempted to shoot several Raleigh Police officers during the ensuing pursuit.

    I'm thinking armed security or off-duty police officers should be mandatory at a bank branch like this one.

  • DbzHugz Jun 23, 2010

    Quote: "Here's the key - would the article have been acceptable if it had read "it was a fat guy?"--------
    LOL Gork. I think it would have to say "stocky or heavy-set', right? lol.