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Raleigh suspect might be serial bank robber

Posted March 31, 2010 11:35 a.m. EDT
Updated March 31, 2010 12:17 p.m. EDT

— A suspect who robbed a Raleigh bank Wednesday morning is believed to be the same man wanted in a series of other bank robberies, police said.

The robbery happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. at the Wachovia Bank at 2600 Hillsborough St., police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Investigators believe the man also robbed the SunTrust Bank at 910 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary on Nov. 25; the Wachovia at 6623 Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh on Dec. 29 and Jan. 21; and the SunTrust branch at 3620 Six Forks Road in Raleigh on Feb. 26.

A teller was injured in the Feb. 26 robbery.

In each case, the robber was described as a masked black man with a slender to medium build who is about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11 and has noticeably misshapen teeth.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.

Wachovia, SunTrust Bank and the Raleigh and Cary Crime Stoppers organizations are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest in the cases.