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Police try to ID suspect in aborted bank robbery

Posted January 27, 2009

— Police were trying Tuesday to identify a woman who attempted to rob a SunTrust Bank branch last Friday afternoon.

The woman entered the bank at 4235 University Drive at about 4:40 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and threatening the use of a weapon, police said. The teller took the note to her supervisor, and when she returned to her station, the woman was gone, police said.

The would-be robber was described as a black woman, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build and a short crew cut. She fled on a blue motorcycle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police Department Investigator D.M. Anthony at 919-560-1020, extension 226, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.


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  • Z Man Jan 28, 2009

    Looks like it could be a guy to me. Must have had a soft voice???

  • ADD Jan 28, 2009

    Apparantly she wasn't too threatening if the teller felt like she could take the note to her supervisor. That was a ballsy move on her part.

  • JAT Jan 28, 2009

    I love that - "took the note to her supervisor"! How funny!

  • TStills Jan 28, 2009

    Over/Under on the number of misspelled words on the note = 5

    Oh, and nice disguise.

  • Winthro Jan 27, 2009

    buff deddy: That is too dang funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vaulter Jan 27, 2009

    You couldn't ask for a better surveillance picture, but I can guarantee that nobody that knows her will come forward, surprise surprise!

  • buff deddy Jan 27, 2009

    Could that be Evil Knievel’s daughter Lakesha Knievel?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jan 27, 2009

    Running scared now. But sooner or later she will be caught.