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2 Bank Robbers Sought

Posted April 12, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Raleigh police are asking for the public's help in tracking down two men in connection with robberies of two banks, and a third attempted robbery.

One man may have hit the same bank twice. Police say a man robbed a First Citizens branch on Glenwood Avenue on Feb.6 by strolling up to the drive-in window and slipping the teller a note. Friday, just before lunch, he tried the same thing again, but the teller recognized him from the first robbery. The teller gave him no money, shut the window and called police.

He was described as a white male in his mid- to late 20s or 30s with a reddish-brown beard and mustache. He wore silver-rimmed sunglasses. He is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 145 to 160.

The other man police seek robbed a Fidelity branch on Creedmoor Road on Tuesday. He escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses described him as in his 20s, 5 feet 8, and 175 pounds. A blaze orange ski mask was covering his face.

Anyone with information should call Raleigh police at 890-3555 or CrimeStoppers at 834-HELP. A reward up to $6,000 may be paid for information leading to the indictment of each man.