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SunTrust Bank in Raleigh robbed

Posted January 24, 2013
Updated January 25, 2013

— Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with the robbery of a bank near Cameron Village shopping center.

A man walked into the SunTrust Bank branch at 2101 Clark Ave. shortly after 9:30 a.m., passed a robbery note to a teller and fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

James Edward Masino, 60, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the holdup.


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  • Student Nurse Jan 25, 2013

    I heard about a recent patient at a hospital that was homeless. And he hated the homeless shelter so bad, and he couldn't live outside in this cold so he told one of the medical staff members that he was planning on robbing a bank so he could go to jail instead. I am not saying that this is the person (because I have absolutely no idea who it was) but it was very interesting to hear of some of the reasons people would consider breaking the law - in order TO go to jail.

  • johnny2times Jan 24, 2013

    where are all the Raleigh bashers? If this was Durham, there would be 100 comments saying how dangerous Durham is....I guess all the bashers that live in Raleigh are speechless..why am I not surprised?

  • mgallen2 Jan 24, 2013


    So if the robbery took place around 10am (according to you), would it be too far fetched to say it happened "shortly after 9:30"? Keep it moving, Scrooge.

  • rmsmith Jan 24, 2013

    At least no one was hurt. Laws are useless against individuals who have no respect for their fellow human beings and society.

  • rpb118300 Jan 24, 2013

    Terrible reporting. The robbery was sometime around 10:00am and WRAL didn't even send a crew to the scene or give a description of suspect(s)

  • getsome Jan 24, 2013

    The schools in the area did not lockdown. At least I know Broughton did not.

  • daddyankee Jan 24, 2013

    I witnessed a crazy vagrant just yesterday at Carolina Cafe in Cameron Village who stole the food off the table of a mother and son who were eating lunch there. Cameron Village has a fair amount of regularly occurring crime week by week if you read the crime reports.

  • novacrazy2000 Jan 24, 2013

    no pictures

  • Phyxius1 Jan 24, 2013

    And another Robbery in Raleigh this week. Almost becoming expected with the alarming rise in crime in Raleigh lately. Hope they catch the person/persons that did it as details are vague.

  • ckinnc Jan 24, 2013

    It would be nice to know when this happened, if they have any idea where the suspect went, or if area schools were/are locked down.