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Police seek green-sneakered bandit in Raleigh bank robbery

Posted August 11, 2014

Surveillance images show the man wanted in a robbery at a Raleigh Wells Fargo bank on Capital Boulevard.

— A man wearing bright green sneakers robbed a north Raleigh bank Monday afternoon, police said.

The man walked into the Wells Fargo branch at 4560 Capital Blvd. shortly after 12:30 p.m., handed a note to a teller demanding money and walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

No one was hurt in the robbery.

The suspect is described as having dark skin with noticeable acne. He is about 5 and a half feet tall and weighs about 125 pounds, police said. Surveillance photos show the man wearing blue jeans, a brown T-shirt and a blue bucket hat.

The man was last seen headed toward Calvary Drive, police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.


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  • Steve Austin Aug 14, 2014
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    @A HARD, COLD DOSE OF HANS You're being too serious. It was a joke from when there was no picture of anything and the only description was green shoes.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Aug 12, 2014

    gobbledygooAug 12, 11:07 a.m.

    Of course no pictures of the bright green sneakers....

    Sooooo, you're dissatisfied with a picture of his face (the harder of the two to change)?

  • Steve Austin Aug 12, 2014
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    Of course no pictures of the bright green sneakers....

  • Anita Woody Aug 12, 2014

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    You're incorrect. Unless you know his ethnicity/natural origin, it is correct to say he is dark skinned. Police are updating rules for this. There are many "black" looking people with no roots to Africa - they are Latino or Hispanic, or mixed. Also, many ethnic Native Americans also appear black.

  • glarg Aug 12, 2014

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    The RAL style guide is to give no useful information about the suspects.

  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 12, 2014
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    WRAL, the guy is black. Why do you choose to describe him as being "dark skinned"?

  • Anita Woody Aug 12, 2014

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    Apparently you haven't been sneaker shopping in the last year. Bright colored sneakers are very popular.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Aug 12, 2014

    proudgrandmommaAug 12, 8:43 a.m.

    The police should get a lady officer to go to all the shoe places a round town. Green shoes are not that common andif theres one thing we lady's know its where to buy shoes! Once we find out who sold those green shoe's we could question the owners to see who they sold them to and then - CASE CLOSED!!!

    Surely, you can't be serious

  • Alexia Proper Aug 12, 2014
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    Why is describing the man as having "dark skin"? Is this some new kind of PC wording? It made me laugh.

  • SAY 'WHAT" ONE MORE TIME! Aug 12, 2014

    WhyDoIkeepGetingDeleted?Aug 12, 8:30 a.m.

    Chances are, this guy tossed those green sneakers, in a trash bin. He probably tossed the hat also. Still, he is not wearing gloves. He is holding something in the pic. Presumably, it is a piece of paper. Fingerprints, run through AFIS, are the best lead for the cops. Why are we not hearing about that?

    Wow, you're good. You should be an investigator. You would've cracked the case by now with all those smarts. I'm pretty sure if he left that note they'll check it for prints and get back to you on it ASAP.
    I'm thinking you keep getting deleted because of ignorant posts such as this one and the fact that "geting" has two t's in it. Good day...