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Police: Robber shoots at people while fleeing Raleigh bank

Posted October 27, 2009
Updated October 28, 2009

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— Authorities are investigating a robbery where the suspect fired gunshots at witnesses after leaving a Raleigh bank Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 3:35 p.m., a man robbed the SunTrust Bank at 3620 Six Forks Road. The suspect, described as a black man in his twenties to thirties, fired at people outside as he left the business.

No one was injured.

The suspect is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, jeans and white tennis shoes.

He is believed to have fled the scene in a pickup truck with faded dark green paint. The truck, which was thought to be a 1970s or 1980s model and possibly a Ford, had a white camper shell.

Anyone with information that might assist with the investigation of the case is asked to call the 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.

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  • 6079 SMITH W Oct 28, 2009

    Boy oh boy did this guy get it all WRONG.....You don't walk into a bank with a gun to get money, that's against the law! If you really want to haul it in, become a banking executive. The take is much larger, and no worries about being shot at and going to jail. PLUS if you rob your customers blind with fees and penalties, you will score a FAT bonus.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Oct 28, 2009

    Why do some people harp on tougher gun laws as if these criminals committing these crimes are following any laws as it is?

  • whatdidyouexpect Oct 28, 2009

    rescuefan,
    I understand that you do not to be shot by a "vigilante", nor do I. I also do not play the "I would have done ____, if I was there" game. All situations are different. Would you not want someone to stop a criminal that was shooting at people?
    That is what I do not understand. I know you think it will increase your odds of getting hit, but I don't think so. You a probably not going to be behind the robber, and whoever is shooting at him will have his full attention. But he he keeps shooting, he would likely shoot more people. Luck has it that he did not.
    P.S. on soccer mom "Information from 911 calls shows that it took a SWAT team nearly an hour and a half to gain entry to the Lebanon, Pennsylvania, home"
    At least you know who to call when you need help.

    one more thing, where are all the news stories of innocent people being shot by CCH?

    I showed you some where they defended themselves.

  • Professor Oct 28, 2009

    So what category do you put white males in that robs banks? Just misunderstood? Pillow of society, not? Scum and dangerous?

    What is a pillow of society?
    fishon

    Don't matter what race you are - if you committ a crime than all is in the same fish bowl - criminals. lol Get it now. There is no exception!

  • bradh2 Oct 28, 2009

    "Instead he was saying that CCH holders have saved their own lives (though your link doesn't actually say whether any of those stories were about people who were CCH holders)."

    Agreed but I thought the discussion was on guns used in self defense in general, so maybe I misread too.

    "Why should my life be put at risk not only by a criminal who has robbed a bank, but by some macho man who thinks that just because he has a CCH permit, he has a right to start shooting?"

    The criminal already has your life in danger so any additional danger is irrelevant. Again you are making assumptions about what goes through a CCH holders head. Being a CCH holder and knowing/training/talking with other CCH holders I can state we don't think we are "macho men" that can just start shooting. There are specific instances where deadly force is allowed by NC law and that was provided earlier. With all the hoops you have to go through to get a CCH we tend to be responsible.

  • whatdidyouexpect Oct 28, 2009

    rescuefan,
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=29695674542 had footnotes, some Dept of justice and other non-gun groups

    As for self defense with a gun in the news, it does happen, just not reported that often, just off the top of my head, here on WRAL a few weeks ago, the man that came from out of state and shot the man he thought had an affair with his wife many, many years ago, he was shot but still managed to get upstairs and get to his gun and stop his attacker dead.
    Several stories of pizza delivery people getting fired for defending themselve with a firearm (that's why it made the news, getting fired, not defend himself) http://www.jessicaswell.com/mt/archives/2008/04/pizza-hut-delivery-man-de.php

    http://www.armed-citizens.com/ArmedCitizens/ArmedCitizens.aspx
    sorry, but the above link is from a pro gun group, but it list various news paper articiles that would be too long to post here, but it list the paper and date. It also is just a small list published each month.

  • rescuefan Oct 28, 2009

    "http://www.claytoncramer.com/gundefenseblog/blogger.html

    This has been provided multiple times on other gun discussions, it is a link to daily self-defense stories from news outlets.
    bradh2"

    Thank you. I apologize, I must have misread the poster I was quoting. I thought he was saying the CCH holders regularly save other people's lives. Instead he was saying that CCH holders have saved their own lives (though your link doesn't actually say whether any of those stories were about people who were CCH holders).

  • fishon Oct 28, 2009

    So what category do you put white males in that robs banks? Just misunderstood? Pillow of society, not? Scum and dangerous?

    What is a pillow of society?

  • Professor Oct 28, 2009

    More bank robbers happen around Halloween. Companies should be made to stop making face masks. Its a danger to others.

  • rescuefan Oct 28, 2009

    "While I agree some of the bravado is unwarranted, you are making assumptions about their proficiency.
    bradh2"
    And you are making assumptions about their proficiency, too. Some CCH holders may practice regularly, but that means that some do not. Why should my life be put at risk not only by a criminal who has robbed a bank, but by some macho man who thinks that just because he has a CCH permit, he has a right to start shooting?

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