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Suspect charged in Durham bank heist

Posted September 6, 2012

— Durham police arrested a man Thursday afternoon in connection with a robbery at a Sun Trust branch earlier in the day.

The robbery happened shortly after 9 a.m., when the man entered the bank at 111 N. Corcoran St. and handed the teller a note demanding money.

The male implied he had a gun, but no weapon was seen, police said. He fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

Joe Lee Adams, 55, of Durham, was later arrested in the 1300 block of Hudson Avenue, police said, and was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.


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  • HisLoVe Sep 6, 2012

    what if this man had a job and had assitance but still felt so despondant and felt all he could do was rob a bank to get money. People are too quick to judge. The bible says judge not lest you be judged just as harshly. I can not stand these holier than thou attitude of people like you. I hope to God you never feel desperate and feel you have no where to turn. Oh I forgot you all are above that......

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 6, 2012

    there is no defending people like this, stop trying.


    I totally agree with you.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 6, 2012

    Times may be hard but its more trouble when you rob a bank. Help is out there is only the person would seek it. Also getting a job would be very helpful. Now he is looking to spend at least 20 years behind bars in prison.

  • HisLoVe Sep 6, 2012

    dbdevils....why dont you stop judging something you have no real knowledge of. Do you know all these things as fact??

  • RaleighConservative Sep 6, 2012

    Amazing how GPS works.

  • Rollin Like PDoobie Sep 6, 2012

    "oneal2bme - Times are really hard.wow people are sooo desperate. Its sad".

    What's sad is the fact that this criminal lowlife would rather rob someone than do the right thing, even if it is suffering like the rest of the unemployed. My guess is that this clown doesn't want a job and probably has never had one. Oneal2bme, there is no defending people like this, stop trying.

  • insert name here Sep 6, 2012

    I'll bet he's NOT on unemployment~
    And why dont we have a pic yet?

  • DivaD Sep 6, 2012

    As much as these banks get robbed, security need to be on lock all day!

  • HBdirtbag Sep 6, 2012


    yes, because bank robberies havent been going on for a long time

  • oneal2bme Sep 6, 2012

    Times are really hard.wow people are sooo desperate. Its sad