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SunTrust Bank in west Raleigh robbed

Posted April 15, 2013

— Police were searching Monday for a man who robbed a SunTrust Bank branch in west Raleigh.

A masked man entered the SunTrust branch at 4208 Pleasant Valley Road shortly after 9 a.m. carrying a handgun. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robber is described as black, between 25 and 30 years old with a medium build. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses, a black bandanna, a dark short-sleeve T-shirt over a white long-sleeve shirt, dark trousers and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP or to go to the Crime Stoppers website for instructions on how to report a tip online or by text message.


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  • rargos Apr 17, 2013

    What's used in some European countries is either a bullet-resistant barrier between tellers and customers or a buller-resistant "air lock" which can be used to trap exiting robbers. This has kept the armed bank robbery rate in these countries very low.

    In Germany, they had only 235 succesful robberies in 2009. In the same year, there were 5,943 back robberies in the US. Adjusting for population (80 vs. 310 million), that's still 7 times more bank robberies per capita in the US vs. Germany.

  • rargos Apr 17, 2013

    The SunTrust on Creedmoor at Stonehenge was also robbed yesterday (surrounded by crime tape and police cars), but apparently it didn't make the news. Have to wonder if it was the same guy.

    Even when the FBI gets involved, the clearance rate is barely half and it falls to less than a third when local agencies investigate. Even in the case of repeat offenders, 25% are never caught.

  • peace2u Apr 16, 2013

    More crimes with guns. Maybe tellers should start shooting back!

  • HomeBrewDude Apr 16, 2013

    Hope he got a dye pack

  • lwe1967 Apr 15, 2013

    Why? In the end, the FBI will get their men/women.