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Bank Robbery Getaway Car Located

Posted April 25, 2008 10:57 a.m. EDT
Updated April 25, 2008 3:33 p.m. EDT

— Authorities located the suspected getaway car used in a Friday morning bank robbery in Research Triangle Park.

Two men entered the First Citizens Bank branch at 22 Park Drive shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. Witnesses said one of the men had a handgun.

Authorities initially said several bank employees hid inside the vault for safety during the heist, but the lead investigator later said that information wasn't accurate.

The men fled with an undisclosed amount of money, but no one was hurt, authorities said. 

The suspects were described as black men driving a champagne-color or silver Nissan Maxima. Both are about 5 feet, 10 inches tall. One robber wore all black; the other wore jeans and a black shirt.

The car was later found at 400 Park Office Drive in RTP. The 2001 Maxima belongs to a Raleigh woman and was stolen at gunpoint on March 20 at a Durham apartment complex from a colleague of the woman's, authorities said.

Durham County Sheriff's Office investigators remained on the scene past noon, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.