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Man sought in Raleigh bank robbery

Posted February 2, 2012

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— Raleigh police are asking for the public's help to find a man wanted in connection with a robbery at a bank near Six Forks Road Thursday afternoon.

A masked man wearing sunglasses, a jacket and a cap robbed the BB&T branch at 3701 Barrett Drive around 2:15 p.m. Surveillance video images show the man to be white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and around 165 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and sneakers.

Police say he then fled the scene, but they aren't sure if it was on foot or in a vehicle.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to contact Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers, as well as the North Carolina Bankers Association, pays cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved.

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  • not my real name Feb 3, 2012

    If he came through the door looking like THAT, there would be time to have all the tellers immediately leave the line, lock themselves in the vault or go out the back door and leave him standing in the lobby locked in, ALONE! What's he going to do then? Alarms have been tripped. Die packs in place. Cops on the way. Nobody there to hand him the money and the doors are locked so he can not get out. What now dude?

    Why are there not cameras in the parking lot too so they can see what he's driving?

  • wakehiker Feb 3, 2012

    Every teller should be armed. If robbers knew that, there would be fewer if any bank robberies. Or at least allow sheriff-authorized, SBI-investigated concealed handgun permit holders to carry into banks. Perhaps robbers would be less likely to hold up a place if he thought there would be law-abiding armed citizens standing next to him. As it is now, guns aren't allowed in financial institutions. The good guys are the only ones who follow that rule. Thus, the bad guys are the only armed people around when a robbery happens. The North Carolina General Assembly has got to change that stupid no-guns-in-banks rule. If the rule APPARENTLY applies only to good guys who follow it, then what good is it? It's not the good guys with guns that are a threat, it's the bad guys with guns we need to be worried about.

    The only thing bad guys with guns fear is good guys with guns. Sadly, the firearm is the only thing on a police officer's uniform a criminal respects.

  • AH64-Wife Feb 2, 2012

    Actually, you are better off to give them what they want and let them leave. Tripping alarms only brings the police in early and can set up a hostage situation.

  • Wags Feb 2, 2012

    You see that walk through the door...should have been a big red flag to trip the alarm.