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Durham seeks help to solve ATM robberies

Posted November 21, 2008 11:03 a.m. EST
Updated November 21, 2008 5:35 p.m. EST

— Police asked Friday for information about three late-night robberies during the last two months at the drive-through automated teller machine at the Bank of America branch at 4811 Hope Valley Road.

A woman had gotten money out of the ATM at 10:16 p.m. on Oct. 3 when a man approached her car, pointed a gun at her and took her money. He also forced her to get additional money from the ATM, police said.

On Nov. 8, a man was getting money from the ATM at 11:44 p.m. when a man approached his car, pointed a gun at him and took his money and his debit card.

Last Friday, a woman was depositing a check at the ATM at 12:36 a.m. when a man approached her, pointed a gun at her and demanded money.

Investigators said they believe the same man was responsible for all three robberies.

He was described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old and 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall with a medium build. He usually wears a black hoodie and a bandanna over his face, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Investigator W.T. Coghill of the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4583, extension 230, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.