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Police catch bank robbery suspect, charge him in two hold-ups

Posted August 20, 2010
Updated August 21, 2010

— Police arrested suspect Friday afternoon in connection with a morning bank robbery at a north Raleigh Wachovia branch.

Jason Trent Goodine, 33, was charged with the Friday robbery and another holdup at the same bank two months ago. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $2 million secured bond.

Police said that he entered the bank, at 4560 Capital Blvd., at about 9:20 a.m. Friday, demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Dye packs exploded in the cash, prompting Goodine to drop stacks of red-stained bills as he ran through a shopping center parking lot behind the bank, police said.

Bank robber ditches money during escape Bank robber ditches money during escape

When Goodine was taken into custody, police said, he had the dye on his clothes and body.

"I saw the dye packs explode, and I walked over there," witness Alex Lewhon said. "Money was strewn all over the ground."

Police said they believe Goodine fled through a hole in a fence behind the shopping center. Officers found him hiding on the property of a nearby apartment complex.

The same bank was robbed on June 23, and owners of nearby businesses said that robber also fled through the hole in the fence.

"The descriptions were similar. Some of the methods were similar, even the times (of the robberies) – that one was at 9:18 (a.m.), this one was at 9:21(a.m.)," Raleigh police Lt. Andy Murr said.

State Department of Correction records show that has Goodine has two felony larceny convictions dating from 1997.

His arrest was a relief to nearby business owners, who said they want the city to do more to prevent crime in the area.

"They're scared to come to Mini-City or to Capital Boulevard," said Carlo Cappiello, owner of  Ristorante Italiano in the shopping center. "If the city of Raleigh takes note, to clean up Capital Boulevard to be safe, then everything will be changed."


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  • Bartmeister Aug 20, 2010

    Shortcake - I'm mainly just talking about the property on Capital, not neighborhoods near it. And no, All of Durham is not a slum, just most of it.

  • shortcake53 Aug 20, 2010

    Bart, thats the same as saying "all of Durham is a slum". I live near the area and we have a wonderful neighborhood. So yes, I disagree.

  • jhilfiker2001 Aug 20, 2010

    I meant 10 years, or he will be paroled in that time, may get a 20 year sentence or less

  • Bartmeister Aug 20, 2010

    North of Mini City. Disagree?

  • jhilfiker2001 Aug 20, 2010

    he won't get a day over 2 years, I doubt he hardly got much money at all and you know how the system works, if that garner women only got life, I think 10 years is about right. This is what you call a victimless crime so to speak

  • jhilfiker2001 Aug 20, 2010

    this should be a hard case to prove, he had red dye on his clothing, the same dye that exploded from the cash......what a fool, and 1 less fool on the streets.

  • shortcake53 Aug 20, 2010

    Exactly which 3 miles do you consider acceptable? Just wondering....

  • Bartmeister Aug 20, 2010

    Capital Blvd. is about 14 miles long from downtown to Wake Forest. And I would say YES, all except about 3 miles of it is very sketchy, especially from Mimi City to downtown.......no question.

  • shortcake53 Aug 20, 2010

    Capital Blvd. runs from downtown Raleigh to Wake Forest. Your saying the entire stretch is sketchy?

  • BigUNCFan Aug 20, 2010

    He should be put on death row for his treachery. This is the only way this mess will stop and there will be order and justice. The criminal justice system has become a revolving door.