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Chapel Hill Police Seek Suspect In 2 Bank Robberies

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Chapel Hill police are looking for a man who robbed the Bank of America at Timberlyne Shopping Center on Thursday. They said he appears to be the same person who robbed the Wachovia Bank at Timberlyne Feb. 6, 2004.

According to police, the suspect entered the Bank Of America shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday. He approached a teller, displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money.

Police said the teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash, and he left the bank. He was last seen heading north on foot on Perkins Drive.

The suspect was described as being in his late 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 240 to 250 pounds, with brown hair and a beard.

Witnesses said the man had a large bandage on his left cheek, a smaller bandage above or over his left eye, and a bandaged finger on his left hand. He also was wearing sunglasses, a red ball cap, and a navy blue wind suit with red and white stripes on the sleeves.

The man was photographed by bank surveillance cameras.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call the Chapel Hill Police Department at

(919) 968-2760,

or Crime Stoppers at


All Crime Stoppers calls are confidential, and reward money is available for information that leads to an arrest.

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