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Robber leaves in taxi after holding up downtown Raleigh bank

Posted September 24, 2012

— Police were searching Monday for a man who robbed a bank in downtown Raleigh.

The man walked into the Mechanics & Farmers Bank branch at 13 E. Hargett St. at about 11 a.m. and passed a note to a teller demanding money, police said.

The robber left the bank in a taxi, telling the driver to let him out in the vicinity of the State Capitol, police said.

The robber was described as a black man who stands about 6 feet 1 inch tall. He was wearing the coveralls, a cap, work gloves and sunglasses.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.


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  • nonemeant Sep 25, 2012

    This story should be posted under "strange" category.

  • computer trainer Sep 25, 2012

    WOW! Rachell, sounds like you have an EVENTFUL Monday. Which restaurant caught fire? Hope today is quieter!

    I wonder if he used the $$ he stole for the taxi fare?

  • OneLove Sep 25, 2012

    "Um, ask the cab driver where he took him?"iam5of7 ----- I'm pretty sure he's still not where the cab driver dropped him off, lol. He said in the vicinity of the State Capitol.

  • iam5of7 Sep 24, 2012

    Um, ask the cab driver where he took him?

  • jjsmith1973 Sep 24, 2012

    Hmm isn't that just a few blocks from the police station? So much for them, they must have been busy getting drivers at a checkpoint for seatbelt or registration violations.

  • storchheim Sep 24, 2012

    Well rachell15, hope your Tuesday is a lot more boring than today!

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 24, 2012

    He think he is being smart. But eventually he will be caught.

  • rachell15 Sep 24, 2012

    This is right accross the street from where I work, it was so strange that the power and stop lights all went out, the restaurant accross the street caught on fire, and this guy robbed the bank. However, whats amazing is he was dropped off at the state capitol which is only a block away from the bank!!!

  • OneLove Sep 24, 2012

    storchheim - LOL

  • OneLove Sep 24, 2012

    I wonder who called a cab for him, lol.