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Durham, Burlington comparing notes on bank robberies

Posted November 24, 2009 2:53 p.m. EST
Updated November 24, 2009 5:59 p.m. EST

— Police officers from Durham and Burlington were working together Tuesday afternoon after the same man appeared to have been captured on surveillance cameras robbing banks in both places.

Durham police said the suspect entered the SunTrust bank, at 1516 North Gregson St., around 11:30 a.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. He did not display a weapon.

In Burlington, a man robbed the Capital Bank at 503 Huffman Mill Road just before 1 p.m., police there said.

Surveillance images from both robberies show a white man in his 30s or 40s with a medium build and a mustache and beard. He is wearing sunglasses, a green baseball cap, a black and red jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4582, ext. 29248, Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200, the FBI at 919-233-7701 or the N.C. Bankers’ Association hot line at 800-209-2293.

The bankers association offers a reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of anyone robbing a bank in North Carolina.