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Tipster leads Cary police to bank robbery suspect

Posted October 2, 2008

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— A tip led Cary police to arrest a 45-year-old Raleigh man in a September bank robbery.

Cary police officers arrested Robert William Moynihan, of 11313 N. Radner Way in Raleigh, Thursday. He faces one charge of armed robbery in a Sept. 22 incident at the First Citizens Bank, 1001 High House Road in Cary.

An anonymous tip led police to Moynihan's home, a single-family home where they found a white van seen near the bank after the robbery, police said. Officers also recovered money and other items taken during the robbery, they reported.

A Google.com street view photo of the address shows a white van with ladders on top parked near the house.


“We appreciate the assistance of the tipster, the Raleigh Police Department and the FBI in helping us apprehend this suspect,” said Capt. Mike Williams. “Rest assured, we remain committed to exhausting every lead until crimes are solved, and we encourage citizens to contact us when they have information regarding crimes.”

The tipster might receive a reward from Crime Stoppers, police said.

Moynihan was serving 24 months' probation for a felony breaking-and-entering in Johnston County in May 2006, according to the state Department of Correction records.


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  • ifcdirector Oct 3, 2008

    Oh man. I thought they had caught one of our Congressmen who voted for the handout bill.

  • Titus Pullo Oct 3, 2008

    Probation worked just fine. It allowed him to return to society where he could ply his trade and make use of his skills.

  • CaryCrazzy Oct 3, 2008

    Glad this is over with, I'm also gald the guy lived in Raleigh.

  • sayitoutloud Oct 3, 2008

    What an idiot.

  • ContinuityMan Oct 3, 2008

    Impressive. Using your own distinctive white van for a getaway vehicle. And they say that drugs and alcohol don't cause brain damage...

  • Dr. Dataclerk Oct 3, 2008

    Hard times in the economy will bring more bank robbers. Thanks for the tipster.

  • ladyinblue72 Oct 3, 2008

    Just goes to show that probation doesn't work.