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One hurt in Raleigh bank robbery

Posted February 26, 2010

— Raleigh police were investigating the armed robbery of a SunTrust bank at 3620 Six Forks Road Friday evening.

The robbery happened just before 5 p.m., police said.

An armed suspect entered the bank and was last seen fleeing on foot after the robbery, police said.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set black man. He is about 5-foot-8 and believed to be in his 30s.

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A bank employee was assaulted during the robbery and was taken to a nearby hospital. Police did not identify the employee or offer information about that person's injuries.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases. The North Carolina Bankers Association is also offering a reward for information in the case.

The same SunTrust branch was robbed in late October 2009 by a masked man who fired gunshots at witnesses after leaving the bank.

Officers do not know if the two robberies are related.

Police are also looking into whether there is a connection between the recent SunTrust robbery and a series of six bank robberies in the Durham area in the past two weeks.

Authorities are searching for Willie Mortez Daniel, 41, of Lake Road in Creedmoor, who is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the robbery of the SunTrust branch at 4235 University Drive in Durham on Thursday.

At lease one other person was arrested as an accomplice in the crime.


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  • james27613 Feb 26, 2010

    The bullet protection you see in banks and gas stations actually is not bullet proof. It is bullet resistant.
    One type is Bandit Barrier.

    The barriers minimize the classic jump the counter and grab the cash type of robbery.

    The robber will find another employee or patron and place a weapon to her head and you will give them what they demand.

    The most the robber gets is 50 bills max of 1,5,10 and 20's
    if the teller(s) are following cash control procedures,
    plus a dye pack and or bills that have been either marked
    or microfilmed for use in recovery after theft.

  • rargos Feb 26, 2010

    At least the perp didn't start shooting at bystanders in the parking lot like the last guy who robbed that bank (my branch!).

    They didn't catch the last guy who robbed it either.

    At least NC "protects" its citizens by making it illegal for concealed carry permit holders to bring their weapons into the bank : the only people with guns in Sun Trust are the criminals.

  • Jeff_W Feb 26, 2010

    Two Suntrusts in two days... they are on a roll. Surveillance video is a wonderful thing in helping to identify robbers.

  • fugitive guy Feb 26, 2010

    "Only a vague description of the suspect was available."

    An even vaguer description of the suspect was provided in this story. Yet, anyone with information should call the police. Any political correctness at work here?

  • justafella Feb 26, 2010

    I am surprised all banks dont have bullet proof glass now.

  • scampering aka running Feb 26, 2010

    That place just got robbed. Soon all banks will be bulletproof like in other area's

  • workingforthosethatwont Feb 26, 2010

    the penalty for armed robbery should be a MINIMUM of 20 years, add 5 years MINIMUM for any kind of assault.