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Durham Police Seek Bank Robbers

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DURHAM, N.C. — Durham police are looking for two men who robbed Cardinal State Bank at 5309 Highgate Drive on Thursday.

No one was injured.

According to police, the men -- armed with handguns -- entered the bank around 1:45 p.m. and demanded money from the tellers. There were no customers in the bank at the time.

The men fled with an undisclosed amount of money. They were last seen in a red or burgundy GMC sport utility vehicle, which was driven by a third man.

One robber is described as an African-American man in his late 20s or early 30s with a dark complexion, 5 feet 10 inches tall and approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing sunglasses, a burgundy long-sleeve dress shirt, khaki pants, a khaki-colored tango-style hat with a brim around it and a drawstring that ties under the neck.

Witnesses said he had acne on his face and chin and may have a mustache.

The second robber is described as an African-American male in his late 20s or early 30s with a dark complexion. He was 5 feet 10 inches tall and had a large build. He was wearing a mask and a yellow plaid shirt with red and blue checks on it.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at


CrimeStoppers at


the FBI at

233-7701 or 704-377-9200

or the North Carolina Bankers' Association hot line at


The North Carolina Bankers' Association is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest. Also, CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases.

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