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Police: Robber shoots at people while fleeing Raleigh bank

Posted October 27, 2009 5:33 p.m. EDT
Updated October 28, 2009 6:54 a.m. EDT

— Authorities are investigating a robbery where the suspect fired gunshots at witnesses after leaving a Raleigh bank Tuesday afternoon.

At approximately 3:35 p.m., a man robbed the SunTrust Bank at 3620 Six Forks Road. The suspect, described as a black man in his twenties to thirties, fired at people outside as he left the business.

No one was injured.

The suspect is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, jeans and white tennis shoes.

He is believed to have fled the scene in a pickup truck with faded dark green paint. The truck, which was thought to be a 1970s or 1980s model and possibly a Ford, had a white camper shell.

Anyone with information that might assist with the investigation of the case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases. The North Carolina Bankers Association is also offering a reward for information in the case.