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Durham Police Investigating Bank Robbery

Posted May 20, 2003

— Police said a man who claimed to be armed with a gun robbed Bank of America on North Duke Street Tuesday morning.

Officials said man entered the bank shortly after 9 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The note said the suspect had a gun, but no weapon was seen.

The man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He was last seen getting into a gray Dodge Stratus with North Carolina license PRJ-4987. The car was parked in an apartment complex parking lot behind the bank.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his 30s. He was approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender to medium build. He had a light mustache and curly, shoulder-length hair, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 560-4440, CrimeStoppers at 683-1200, the FBI at 233-7701 or (704) 377-9200 or the N.C. Bankers' Association hotline at (800) 209-2293.

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,200 and the North Carolina Bankers' Association is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.


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