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Bank Robbery Getaway Car Located

Posted April 25, 2008

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— Authorities located the suspected getaway car used in a Friday morning bank robbery in Research Triangle Park.

Two men entered the First Citizens Bank branch at 22 Park Drive shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. Witnesses said one of the men had a handgun.

Authorities initially said several bank employees hid inside the vault for safety during the heist, but the lead investigator later said that information wasn't accurate.

The men fled with an undisclosed amount of money, but no one was hurt, authorities said. 

The suspects were described as black men driving a champagne-color or silver Nissan Maxima. Both are about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. One robber wore all black; the other wore jeans and a black shirt.

The car was later found at 400 Park Office Drive in RTP. The 2001 Maxima belongs to a Raleigh woman and was stolen at gunpoint on March 20 at a Durham apartment complex from a colleague of the woman's, authorities said.

Durham County Sheriff's Office investigators remained on the scene past noon, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

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  • MarcoPolo Apr 25, 2008

    WRAL pc police got me. Apparently I didn't get the memo that I'm not supposed to recognize Durham for having a high volume of all crime.

    Just as long as it's contained there....ok with me.

  • Harrison Bergeron Apr 25, 2008

    "I think the economy has very little to do with it. Durham has bad crime when the economy is good and Durham has bad crime when the economy is bad." -NotFromHere

    The economy only influences property crime categories; it has little effect on violent crime (except for robbery, which is classified as violent crime). Durham County's violent crime rate is influenced by non-economic factors.

  • HISBIGGESTFAN Apr 25, 2008

    I AGREE...........MMANIA

  • Winthro Apr 25, 2008

    Being forced to fill up someone's car with gas is a clip for the worlds dumbest criminals. Especially if they try it with a gun. Gas fumes on clothing and skin is easily ignited if they try to shoot. I'd pay to see that clip. :-D

  • oldcmag Apr 25, 2008

    they probally needed to fill the car up with gas and since we are being robbed at the pump they thought they would return the favor !

  • NotFromHere Apr 25, 2008

    I think the economy has very little to do with it. Durham has bad crime when the economy is good and Durham has bad crime when the economy is bad.

  • angora2 Apr 25, 2008

    "During the days of the Great Depression crime was not rampant."

    But people had morals then.

  • angora2 Apr 25, 2008

    kbyrd132 -- read this paragraph:

    Authorities initially said several bank employees hid inside the vault for safety during the heist, but the lead investigator later said that information wasn't accurate.

  • HappyGirl08 Apr 25, 2008

    Well, as a bank employee, I am forced to ask the question, what about the teller(s) they stole $$ from? Did everyone head for the vault and abandon the lobby or did they abandon their coworker??

  • ncsudan Apr 25, 2008

    I think these types of crimes will go up when the economy goes down, along with break-ins, thefts from peoples yards (scrap metal, tools, etc.). But I also think the Primary reason for these crimes in the first place is DRUGS.

    So the rate may go up when the economy goes down, but the economy is not the primary reason behind these types of crimes.

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