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Man robs bank in downtown Raleigh

Posted July 18, 2008 8:53 p.m. EDT
Updated July 18, 2008 10:02 p.m. EDT

— Police are searching for a man caught on surveillance tape during a robbery at a downtown bank on Friday afternoon.

Around 2:30 p.m., a man entered the Mechanics & Farmers Bank, 13 E. Hargett St., and handed a note to a teller, said Jim Sughrue, a spokesman for Raleigh police. When the teller complied with his demands, the man fled on foot, Sughrue said.

Police described the bank robber as a black man with a medium complexion, approximately 40-45 years old. He stood about 6 feet tall and weighed around 170 to 180 pounds. He wore a brown shirt and a light brown or tan baseball cap with a design on the front.

Anyone who might be able to identify the suspect was asked to call Raleigh police detectives at 919-890-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.