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Warrant: Raleigh bank robbery suspect implicated self in crime

Posted June 19, 2013

— A man accused of robbing a PNC Bank branch in Raleigh told police he was involved in the crime, according to a search warrant released Wednesday.

Scott Randall Gray, 51, was arrested Monday afternoon in connection with the robbery at 14400 New Falls of Neuse Road.

Investigators said Gray walked into the bank, announced he had a bomb and then later fled in a bank customer's minivan.

He then abandoned the vehicle before getting into another car, which police later stopped near the intersection of Six Forks and Strickland roads – about 9 to 12 miles from the bank.

According to the warrant, Gray "made spontaneous utterances" implicating himself in the bank robbery and, once in police custody, made further statements that implicated him in the crime.

Police found no explosives inside the bank.

Gray is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon – one of which stems from the bank robbery and the other in connection with the theft of the minivan.

He was in the Wake County jail Wednesday under a $150,000 bond.


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  • St Ives Jun 20, 2013

    This is the same Scott Gray who several years ago ran a Ponzi scheme that lost many peoples life savings. He is a self centered person who has no thought for anyone but himself. Last time he embezzled funds from people who gave him their trust he got a slap o the wrist. Jail on weekends or something as silly. Probably figured he can do it again and get probation, because he feels he is above the law.

  • dadsgoose98 Jun 20, 2013

    Financial troubles are a leading cause of divorce and families falling apart. I in no way condone what he did.I believe (without any facts) that he may have been so far in debt that all he could see was that robbing this bank might help his situation.I have three children between the ages of 12 and 16. All three in braces, all three with expensive medical conditions, a mortgage, a wife and four dogs.Possibly the only difference between him and me is that he actually committed the crime.

  • closetrebel Jun 20, 2013

    That's my "retirement plan" too. Let the state pay for my housing, meals, healthcare, etc. cause Social Security & Medicare sure aren't going to be there for me then....

  • Honesty first Jun 20, 2013

    cry for help

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Jun 20, 2013

    At what point does the thought of robbing a bank sound like a good idea? unless you want to go to the slammer....

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  • djofraleigh Jun 19, 2013

    At his age, doing this, in this manner, is a preface to a sad story, a tragedy of life. His money troubles are now over. Federal prisons have plenty of room.