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"Freezer Bandit" Likely to Stay in the Cooler

Posted February 21, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— Durham prosecutors want to make sure the "Freezer Bandit" stays in jail, and they likely got their wish today.

A judge set bail at $1.5 million for Abdul Kareem Rasheed. Police arrested Rasheed over the weekend.

He's accused of holding up several restaurants in Durham and Raleigh.

In nearly every case he forced employees into a back room freezer.

"This has really been a priority of ours," said Sgt. John Schneider of the Durham Police Department. "We've put this most definitely on the front burner. It certainly is a good feeling to have this individual behind bars."

A Crimestoppers tip led to Rasheed's arrest.