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Durham Police Investigate Bank Robbery

Posted December 11, 2003 6:48 a.m. EST

— A masked man armed with a gun robbed the Central Carolina Bank at 2714 Erwin Road Wednesday afternoon.

Police said the man entered the bank around 4:15 p.m. and placed a black bag and a gun on the counter in front of a teller. The man fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

The man is described as a white male in his late teens to early 20s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 170 to 180 pounds. He had piercing blue or green eyes and a pale complexion. He was wearing a black mask, a blue hooded jacket, dark pants and black sneakers with a white stripe.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division at 560-4440, CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200, the FBI at 233-7701 or (704) 377-9200 or the N.C. Bankers' Association hotline at (800) 209-2293.

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,200 and the North Carolina Bankers' Association is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.