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Cary Police Search For Armed Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted March 14, 2002 2:53 a.m. EST

— Cary police are looking for a bank robbery suspect who could be covered in red dye.

Police are looking for a suspect who robbed the SouthTrust bank at 712 Southeast Maynard Road, near the intersection of Walnut and Maynard, Tuesday afternoon.

Police said the suspect was armed with a dark handgun and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was hurt.

The red dye packet that was dropped into the money discharged, and police believe that the man and his clothes or car may be stained.

Police received a 911 call from bank employees at 12:39 p.m., reporting that a man had just robbed the bank at gunpoint and left the scene in a white Honda, possibly two-door.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, 5'6"-5'8", slim build, 150-170 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue or black ski mask with the eyes and mouth cut out, along with a dark sweatshirt jacket and dark pants.

Cary Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification and apprehension of the individual responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 226-CRIM(E), pressing option 3 for Cary, or contact Criminal Investigations at (919) 469-4017.