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Police Search For Raleigh Bank Robber

Posted December 31, 2007

— Police are looking for a man who robbed a Suntrust Bank in east Raleigh.

The robbery occurred shortly after 10 a.m. at the branch at 5135 New Hope Road. The man walked into the bank and handed a note to the teller announcing a robbery, police said.

After the teller handed over the money, the man left the bank and was last seen fleeing on foot.

Police described the robber as a black man standing 5 feet 8 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 180 to 200 pounds.

Anyone with any information about the crime is asked to call Raleigh police at 919-890-3555 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 226-CRIME.


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  • justbnme Jan 2, 2008

    They won't catch him because he has a typical
    description of the majority in that area.
    Big surprise there!

  • tab580642 Jan 2, 2008

    Quote from ncguy - "He's back in Durham by now-LOL!" I came in here expecting to find at least one idiot blaming Durham in some way form or fashion for this.....AND THE WINNER IS NCGUY!!!

    It's funny how crimes happen daily in Raleigh, same things that go on in Durham, yet we only hear about what happens in Durham. I'm sick of people like this tailpipe ncguy acting as if Durham is the only city in the area with crime. Fortunately for Raleigh it is the state's capital and of course it has the media, officials, etc. assisting in making it out to be such a crime-free place....BULL!!! Things happen all the time in Raleigh and somehow or another WRAL'S cameras only focus on Durham. I've known of so many crimes such as shootings, robberies, etc. and some how they go unheard about.

    The bottomline is that people are being fooled into believing that only Durham has criminals and I'm here to tell you that's hogwash. Raleigh does a better job & has more help hiding what goes on there!

  • lynddsy Jan 1, 2008

    he actually looks like he has a smile working. hope they catch his behind!!

  • Tax Man Dec 31, 2007

    I'm with you NewEnglandLover! Arm the tellers and bank managers and enact the Castle doctrine to fully include all businesses. If enough thugs get shot they will leave NC and go to some other state that has gun control laws that protect criminals.

  • djofraleigh Dec 31, 2007

    The robber has a sense of style and knows were they keep the big money.

  • jackadoo Dec 31, 2007

    Very bad sunglasses. I'm sure his mamma will say he is innocent.

  • jackadoo Dec 31, 2007

    So, what else is new? duh....

  • Harrison Bergeron Dec 31, 2007

    "This just in - black man robs bank, drunk illegal mexican kills someone in a car wreck, white man being racist while at work supporting his family...." -bikeratmc

    Interesting. Two of those are violent crimes committed disproportionately by minorities. The third, isn't actually a crime at all, well, except in the minds of those who believe it should be the reverse.

  • superk Dec 31, 2007

    To NewEnglandLover,


  • NewEnglandLover Dec 31, 2007

    I think bank tellers should be allowed to shoot bank robbers, anyone agree??