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Police try to ID suspect in aborted bank robbery

Posted January 27, 2009 2:17 p.m. EST
Updated January 27, 2009 5:27 p.m. EST

— Police were trying Tuesday to identify a woman who attempted to rob a SunTrust Bank branch last Friday afternoon.

The woman entered the bank at 4235 University Drive at about 4:40 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and threatening the use of a weapon, police said. The teller took the note to her supervisor, and when she returned to her station, the woman was gone, police said.

The would-be robber was described as a black woman, 20 to 25 years old, 5 feet 2 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall with a medium build and a short crew cut. She fled on a blue motorcycle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Police Department Investigator D.M. Anthony at 919-560-1020, extension 226, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.