State News

Bank heists dip to 10-year low in N.C.

Posted December 6, 2010

— A new report says there have been fewer bank robberies in North Carolina this year than at any time in at least a decade.

According to the figures released Monday by the North Carolina Bankers Association, there have been 97 bank robberies in 2010. That's down from 317 in 2000.

Raleigh has the most this year, with 18. But Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue says 11 of those were the work of three men who have been arrested.

Charlotte had the second highest robbery total with 12, followed by Durham, which has seen 10 bank robberies.

Bankers Association Vice President Ed Aycock says that despite the drop in robberies, customers and bank employees should remain vigilant.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • davido Dec 8, 2010

    Guess me and my boyz better step up our game!

  • I know some stuff Dec 7, 2010

    oh yeh, read the other article about the armed robbery at the apartment office in Durham. They just got the wrong address, I guess!

  • no1uno Dec 7, 2010

    Fat chance...I stand corrected, banks are absolutely perfect. Sorry if I offended you, was not my intention.

  • fatchanceimwrong Dec 7, 2010


    "So are the banks going to quit robbing us now?" If a bank has robbed you I suggest you call the police. Sure, it'd be nice if they just gave away money and services. I mean, every other business does that, right?

    "Maybe give a few points on interest?" Banks pay for deposits with interest. Then they lend out that money for a higher interest rate than what they are paying for the money. The difference, or margin, is profit that's used to pay operating expenses. They could increase what they're paying on deposits, but then their interest rates on loans will go up. Can't have it both ways, and currently it's cheap to borrow money.

    "Quit charging 3 dollars to use someone else's atm machine?" Don't use another bank's ATM and you won't get this charge. There is a cost to operate and maintain this equipment.

    Don't want financial services, just operate on a cash basis. Want financial services without paying for them, not gonna happen. What business does?

  • no1uno Dec 7, 2010

    So, like.whoopie? So are the banks going to quit robbing us now? Maybe give a few points on interest? Quit charging 3 dollars to use someone else's atm machine? I like the last remark..."customers and bank employee's should remain vigilant"

  • GoGreen Dec 7, 2010

    I credit Obama!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Dec 7, 2010

    "Bank heists dip to 10-year low in N.C."

    You wouldn't know this from reading the news the last year.

  • missy01 Dec 7, 2010

    even the criminals don't have work these days...that unemployment has affected everyone :)

  • 6079 SMITH W Dec 7, 2010

    They DROPPED? Pull the other one! (guess it don't count when THEY rob US) ;)

  • Peace Love and Cold Meds Dec 7, 2010

    wrong, not in Wake County!