Raleigh Police Search For Suspect In Morning Bank Robbery
Posted November 19, 2002 12:01 p.m. EST
RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh police are investigating a robbery at the First Union Bank on Capital Boulevard in Mini City.
Police said a lone bandit dropped out of the ceiling of the bank around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, surprising employees.
They said suspect displayed a handgun and took an undisclosed amount of money.
Police believe the suspect got onto the roof of the bank overnight and used a saw to cut a hole in the roof. They said the suspect hid inside the ceiling until dropping down on a rope.
They said the suspect had a pillowcase over his head, with eye holes cut out.
The suspect fled the bank in an early-'90s Ford Escort. He was wearing dark blue sweat pants, a dark blue sweat shirt and gloves.