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Search for bank robbery suspects ends with third arrest

Posted July 2, 2009

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— Raleigh police arrested three suspects Thursday in connection with a robbery that ended with a police cruiser riddled with bullet holes.

There were no reports of injuries.

Raleigh police said the three suspects fled SunTrust Bank, at 5135 New Hope Road, around 11:30 a.m. in a black SUV and led police Sgt. Brian Allen on a pursuit on and off Interstate 440 and Capital Boulevard before jumping out of the vehicle at the intersection of Capital Boulevard and Yonker's Road.

Chief Harry Dolan said Thursday afternoon that the suspects "took several rounds" into the vehicle and that the SUV also struck four other vehicles during the pursuit.

Allen continued the pursuit, despite the bullet holes in his vehicle, Dolan said and was there to arrest two of the suspects who jumped from the SUV.

The third suspect fled on foot. Officers found him about two hours later lying face down in the weeds of a nearby greenway.

Curtis Leon McCutchen, 47, of 1624 Hyman Drive, Manning, S.C., is charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, hit and run, felony speeding to elude and careless and reckless driving. He also faces a series of speeding and red light violation charges.

The assault with a dangerous weapon charges stem from the vehicle ramming three other vehicles that were occupied.

David Jenkins, 42, of 119 Alvin Court, Latta, S.C., is charged with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The last suspect arrested was Bryan Jamar Singletary, 26, of Lake City, S.C., who is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

At one point, as many as a dozen police cars were spotted near Hodges Street and Capital Boulevard, and southbound Capital Boulevard was closed in the area.

Dolan said Allen acted courageously in his pursuit of the suspects.

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  • spot183 Jul 2, 2009

    And southcowboy is just dumb cowboys were limited to the west, hense wild west, were uh duh, lawlessness was rampant with few to no minorities. get a clue

  • spot183 Jul 2, 2009

    I blame hollywood's current glorification of hot shot bank robbers, and a significant lack of support that leave certain individuals w/o a fair chance of sucess. to mramorak, whose name is earily close to mammon aka satan minion, anyone of us could have been born into any situation in life. count your blessing, dont spread curse

  • Tolip Jul 2, 2009

    Just a guess here, but this kind of mess is going to get way, way worse before it even begins to get better!

  • working for deadbeats Jul 2, 2009

    Good job BD!! Glad you are ok.

  • kim king Jul 2, 2009

    it is so stupid how certain people sound. what does section 8 have to do with anything

  • ncmickey Jul 2, 2009

    No one trashing Raleigh for its crime problem. Same thing happens in Durham and all the Durham haters take over Glo

  • workingforthosethatwont Jul 2, 2009

    ARE THEY REALLY MAKING ENOUGH MONEY TO GET SHOT AT? CITY COUNCIL SAYS THEY ARE AND DO NOT DESERVE A RAISE. THE GUYS AND GALS IN BLUE RISK THEIR BEHIND TO KEEP OURS SAFE. I SAY GIVE THEM WHATEVER MONEY AND RESOURCES THEY NEED. GOOD JOB RPD!

  • southcowboy Jul 2, 2009

    Northeast Raleigh, Southeast Raleigh heck even the Brier Creek area there is section 8 everywhere......Look out the big urban sprawl is on the rampage. Whatever happened to keeping everything contained in the south part of town. Shut down the transits, free medical care let the Humane Officers go down and decontaminate!

  • southcowboy Jul 2, 2009

    It all goes back to the parents for the initial raising of the children. Let me guess they were single momma's didn't know who they daddy's were and by the time these malfeasiants reached a age where the mom thought they could care for themselves she re focused her attention on yet another one she was expecting.We should adopt the laws of other countires that include, but not limited to firing lines that the police conduct on the scene of the crime and limiting these liabilities on society the number of children they can concieve. Hopefully, some of them will read this, but probably not due to the lack of reading skills and internet. However, I am sure the government has found a way to provide them with internet as well as all of the other luxuries that everyone else works for. I'm just glad that none of the officers that were involved were injured.

    "If the South would've won we would have it made" Hank Jr!!!!

  • Professor Jul 2, 2009

    HAVE A SAFE AND FUN 4TH OF JULY AND DON'T EVEN DRINK ALCOHOL BEVERAGES INCLUDING BEER AND WINE WHILE DRIVING. I DON'T WANT YOU WAKING UP SUNDAY MORNING WITH ANY REGRETS. BE SAFE. ALLOW SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THE DRIVING, NOT YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO DRINK ALCOHOL, BEER AND WINE.

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