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Suspect arrested in Raleigh bank robbery

Posted March 6, 2011

— Raleigh police have arrested a suspect in the robbery of a bank in the Cameron Village shopping center in Raleigh Friday afternoon.

Walt Christopher Best, 38, was charged Sunday with one count of strong-arm robbery in connection with the robbery of the Bank of America branch at 321 Oberlin Road.

Police said that a passed a note to a teller demanding money, then fled on foot with an unreleased amount of cash.

Police said that surveillance photos released publicly after the robbery helped pinpoint Best as a suspect.

He was placed in the Wake County jail Sunday.

Best was convicted in the early 1990s of a string of break-ins and larcenies in Wake, Harnett and Franklin counties, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • pinehorse Mar 7, 2011

    He needed a little more research on his mask. The jacket was a nice touch, however. Don't know if I would have gone with horizontal stripes on the sweater, but it works for sort of the casual, making-an-effort bank robbery attire.

  • NCSU2311 Mar 7, 2011

    His previous weed smoking made him forget there would be a camera.
    March 7, 2011 9:33 a.m.

    errrr WHAT? Whats marijuana have to do with it? It didnt make me forget to come to work today and pay my taxes. :) Arrogant bigots.

  • jamesjacobsjr Mar 7, 2011

    His previous weed smoking made him forget there would be a camera.

  • happy Mar 7, 2011

    I thought the same thing Airborne!

  • NoObamaCare Mar 7, 2011

    Looks like he used the little loot he got and bought some good weed!