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Durham police seek public's help to ID bank robbery suspect

Posted May 23, 2015

Durham police were seeking the public's help Saturday to identify a man wanted in connection with a robbery reported Friday evening at a State Employees Credit Union.
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— Durham police were seeking the public's help Saturday to identify a man wanted in connection with a robbery reported Friday evening at a State Employees Credit Union.

According to investigators, a man wearing a hat, sunglasses and a blue shirt entered the SECU at 3810 Ben Franklin Boulevard and demanded money. No weapon was seen during the robbery, and the man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Two hours earlier, a man wearing a hat, sunglasses and orange or yellow shirt entered First Citizens Bank at 4004 North Roxboro St. and told tellers "this is a stickup." He then told them he was joking and left the bank. He matched the description of the man who later robbed the SECU.

Anyone with information should call Durham Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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  • Aanritsen Deur May 23, 2015
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    IMO - He's proof most criminals aren't very smart.

  • Aanritsen Deur May 23, 2015
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    Shouldn't be that hard to ID with his face hanging out in the open like that.

  • Dona Hill May 23, 2015
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    This is a horrible situation for a bank to get robbed but it never ceases to amaze me that potential bank robbers should know that they will be caught on a camera. And then this guy goes to two banks. I guess he was practicing his techniques on the first try. Ha Ha