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Would-be robbers too late for bank heist

Posted June 30, 2008

— Three would-be robbers were foiled in their attempt at a bank heist Monday when their targeted victim completed her deposit before they approached her, authorities said.

The men followed a woman as she made a business deposit at the automated teller machine outside the Wachovia Bank branch off N.C. Highway 54 in RTP, authorities said. By the time they demanded money from her, she had already deposited the money, authorities said.

The men, described as being in their late teens to early 20s, then fled toward Davis Drive. The Durham County Sheriff's Office was searching for the trio Monday afternoon.

One of the robbers, who was armed with a shotgun, was described as a slim black man, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a light complexion. He was wearing a light hooded sweatshirt, a T-shirt and blue jeans.

A second robber was described as a slim black man, about 6 feet tall with a dark complexion. He had very short, braided hair and was wearing a black T-shirt and jeans.

A vague description was provided for the third robber.


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  • PowderedToastMan Jun 30, 2008

    Most likely all three were arrested multiple times before but keep slipping through the cracks.

  • mchlpickle Jun 30, 2008

    Just goes to show, Get an education and learn the deposit is made before leaving the bank not after! Dumb dropouts hard at work messing up again.lol

  • TStills Jun 30, 2008

    More rocket scientists running wild...

  • Spirit Warrior BallReceptable Jun 30, 2008

    Wow - these knuckleheads are pretty bold aren't they? This bank is located somewhere you wouldn't think you'd ever robbed. Scary.

  • chfdcpt Jun 30, 2008

    I wonder if those desperados came from the shallow end of the gene pool?