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Tips Abound in Cary Bank Robbery, Shooting

Posted June 18, 2007

— Police continued to search Monday for two men in connection with a weekend shooting and a robbery outside of a Cary bank.

A 51-year-old woman, who hasn't yet been identified, was making a deposit in the after-hours depository slot at the Bank of America branch at 801 SE Maynard Road, near Cary Towne Center, at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday when she was approached by a man, police said.

The man grabbed a bag of money and shot the woman in the stomach, police said. Two of the woman's co-workers were present at the time of the shooting, but they weren't injured, police said.

After the shooting, the man ran across the street and got into a red sedan driven by a white man, police said. The sedan had a New York license plate, police said.

"It is a pretty brazen crime, and we're very concerned about the victim and any of our citizens. We want to make sure we do anything we can to get this person off the street," said Capt David Wulff of the Cary Police Department. "This is really not typical for anywhere -- very bold, middle of the day on a busy day, just before the opening of a mall."

Wulff said investigators have received numerous tips in the case through the Crimestoppers hotline.

The woman was listed in stable condition at WakeMed Monday.

The gunman is described as a tall, skinny black man, believed to be in his early 30s with a short beard. Police said he was wearing black pants and a black shirt at the time of the shooting.

Police said both men are considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Cary police at 919-469-4017 or Crimestoppers at 919-226-CRIME.


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  • caniactarheel Jun 19, 2007

    *correction: he is not a murderer, thank god

  • caniactarheel Jun 19, 2007

    my friend's mother was one of the unharmed co-workers. she is taking off this week from work to recover. my thoughts are with all involved, and I hope they catch the robber/murderer soon.

  • the alliance Jun 19, 2007

    I suspect that these men came off the interstate, because anyone thats from here know that people in Cary know that you dont shoot and rob in broad daylight- thats not smart. Theres nothing worse than a transient robber. I hope some trooper somewhere gets them, unless they used a fake plate to throw off law. Who knows.

  • Fair Tax Now Jun 18, 2007

    It is my profound hope that this scum, this vermin will at the time of his capture be so foolish as to brandish a weapon and when he does may the aim of the police be true when they send this steaming pile of you know what to his celestial dirt nap.

  • lollly52 Jun 18, 2007

    rainy - yes!

  • rainy39 Jun 18, 2007

    On this subject I applaud both lolly and teach. Children need to be taught, corrected and also praised when they do the right things on their own. A encouraging word doesnt hurt them just as letting them know things are wrong when they are. None of us are perfect and yes, I make mistakes because at times I fret too much over them but all in all I am proud of them. They know I dont allow clothes that reveal things, I dont allow them to curse or listen to music/tv that is inappropriate. And to some that may be harsh but then again so is going out in public half dressed showing the cheeks of your tail, having ppl make remarks and growing up to be common criminals because you were taught the wrong thing by tv/radio and no parental intervention, ending up in prison or worse. Parents need to stop the madness and start being parents. Punishment can come in all forms, but it is up to us to DO IT when it needs done.

  • teach Jun 18, 2007

    lolly, the same to you. mutual respect breeds mutual trust breeds community, etc etc; and too much thought is not possible, so long as it doesn't become dulled or diluted or riddled with typo's.

  • lollly52 Jun 18, 2007

    @teach - with respect - thank you. And do not forget to take care of yourself. People who think too much often do...( and I know too well)

  • teach Jun 18, 2007

    lolly, i'm glad to see a fellow traveler who recognizes the depth of life's confusions and tries to make sense of it. Thanks for that.

  • lollly52 Jun 18, 2007

    @teach - it is all about respect - people, life, the greater good...we have a lot in common.