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Police try to ID suspect in robbery of bank customer

Posted September 17, 2010

— Durham police asked for the public's help to identify a man who robbed a customer inside a SunTrust Bank on Wednesday.

Police said that a masked man carrying a gun robbed a customer making a deposit at 4235 University Drive shortly before 5 p.m. He fled in a dark gray vehicle similar to a Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300.

He was described as a black man, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has a dark complexion and a voice described as "very strong and deep," police said.

Anyone with information about the man's identity was asked to call police investigators at 919-560-4583, extension 29366 or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips leading to arrests in felony cases.


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  • Just the facts mam Sep 17, 2010

    I made the pictures larger and it looks like he has something covering his face in both pictures. Someone should recognize him from his build though (if they are honest and turn him in).

  • wildcat Sep 17, 2010

    With the face blacked out, its hard to say who it is. A better picture would be a lot better.

  • Glock23 Sep 17, 2010

    I would would bet this guy is still wearing the hat (distintive logo), the pants, white shirt and white sneakers. Although, a very commen outfit, the hat will be his downfall.

    And you can be sure that he fled in HIS Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300. Nothing about the rims though?

  • gmuny33 Sep 17, 2010

    Use that same equation for white males. Check to see how often a black male is stopped by the police in comparison to white males in Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Greensboro or any other major city in N.C. How bout we do that in Asheville, where the population of blacks is only 10 to 20%, if that. The frequency of crime of one particular race is not the story, but the conviction or lack there of in comparison to blacks is what should be analyzed and scrutinized. God forbid we tally in Hispanics. S. Wake Co., sounds as though you are part of the majority with previous post. Not surprising.

  • s.wake.co Sep 17, 2010

    Wonder what the crimes committed per capita in Durham is compared to Raleigh or any other NC city, including Fayetteville? I also wonder what the percentage of Durham's population are black. And finally, I wonder what the crimes committed by blacks per capita is for Durham. Now that would be an eyeopener and maybe even news worthy. Will I hold my breath to see such news reported? Don't bet on it.

  • gmuny33 Sep 17, 2010

    A black man in Durham, I see that is what is mostly commented about. What it be any less believable or he easier to be found if it were a white male, skinny jeans, farmer button up shirt, frost dyed hair, and squeaky voice like he's talking through his nose, and last seen around the Duke area, and may be headed towards Chapel Hill?? Please people, there's no doubt the post on this are not coming from the 90 percentile, that you believe is only in Durham.

  • gmuny33 Sep 17, 2010

    How bout we stop the Durham bashing that constantly goes on on this site, and any and every story about it. Crime is everywhere, even in beloved Raleigh,only 2 or 3 days ago. Please read:




  • brassy Sep 17, 2010

    could you make the pictures a little SMALLER?

  • steven7 Sep 17, 2010

    LOL. What a joke. I work about a block down from suntrust and there was about 40 cops that flew by with their sirens on. How the hell could they let the guy get away? Especially after they knew the car make and color. Durham is a huge joke and the laughingstock of North Carolina.

  • notagain1903 Sep 17, 2010

    Thats about 90% of Durham...