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Raleigh bank robbery suspect sought

Posted April 10, 2009 8:53 p.m. EDT
Updated April 10, 2009 8:58 p.m. EDT

— Authorities are searching for a man accused of robbing the Wachovia Bank, 2001 Clark Ave., on Friday.

The robbery occurred just after 12:30 p.m. when the suspect gave a robbery note to the teller, Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. The teller complied with the note’s demands and the suspect fled the bank.

The suspect did not display a weapon and it is unknown if he was armed.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 40s with a dark skin tone. He stands about 6 feet tall and has a thin to medium build. He had a salt-and-pepper colored beard and wore glasses with large frames – possibly similar to aviator-style.

The man wore a light colored baseball cap with a dark bill and a long sleeved mustard colored shirt with writing across the chest. The suspect was also wearing dark colored knee-length shorts.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or who might have seen him in the area of the bank recently is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3555 or Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for tips that help to clear cases.