Suspect wanted in attempted bank robbery

Wachovia Bank

September 15, 2010 8:59:11 PM PDT
Raleigh Police Department detectives are trying to identify and locate a suspect seen in surveillance photos during an attempted bank robbery Wednesday.The suspect entered the Wachovia bank on Falls of Neuse Road around 12:45 p.m. and approached a teller.

Authorities say he had a note announcing the robbery and implied he was armed with a weapon. However, the suspect left the bank before completing the robbery. He was last seen fleeing the area on foot.

The suspect is described as an African American man in his early 20s with a slender build who stands between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He has close-cut hair and was wearing sunglasses, a gray or off-white colored T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who might know the suspect's identify is asked to call the RPD's Detective Division at (919) 996-3555 or Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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