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Police investigate Durham bank robbery

Posted February 25, 2010 9:01 p.m. EST

— Durham police are investigating the robbery of SunTrust bank, 4235 University Drive, on Thursday afternoon.

A man entered the bank around 12:35 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money. The man held his hand under his shirt as if he had a gun, but no weapon was seen, police said.

The man left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a dark blue Jeep Grand Cherokee occupied by at least two other people.

An investigator saw the Jeep at an apartment complex at 2507 South Roxboro St. shortly after the robbery. Officers surrounded the apartment and the occupants came outside. The suspect was found not to be in the apartment.

Investigators charged one man in the apartment, Derrick Talley, 21, of Jones Street in Oxford, with being an accessory to a crime.

The robbery suspect is described as a black man, 25 to 30 years old, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 with a muscular build. He had a mustache and goatee and was wearing a white shirt and a dark ball cap at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police at 919-560-4583, ext. 29360, Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200, the FBI at 919-233-7701 or 704-377-9200 or the N.C. Bankers’ Association hotline at 800-209-2293.

The North Carolina Bankers’ Association is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest.