Durham police seek 'Curtain Bandit'

April 29, 2009 11:57:01 AM PDT
A bank robber may not have much taste in curtains, but he apparently has a taste for cash - holding up the Cardinal State Bank on East Carver Street last Friday.Investigators say the robber walked in completely covered with a gold, green and burgundy paisley or floral print curtain or sheet wrapped around his head and upper body. He used a safety pin to fasten the curtain over the lower part of his face.

He handed a teller a note demanding money and implied that he had a weapon.

After getting an undisclosed amount of money, the robber put it in a brown shoulder bag and took off. He was last seen running toward the woods near the State Employees Credit Union.

The robber is described as a dark-complected black male, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds. Under the curtain, he was also wearing a black T-shirt, black pants, reading glasses, and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Jones at (919) 560-4582, ext. 29248, CrimeStoppers 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.


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