FBI tries to identify serial bank robber

Photos taken from two Durham robberies. Police believe suspect robbed banks in Durham and Raleigh. (Raleigh Police Department)

October 5, 2010 4:20:01 PM PDT
The FBI says it needs help identifying a man wanted in connection with seven bank robberies in Durham and Raleigh dating back to 2009.

The most recent robbery was Saturday, October 2 at the SunTrust on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. According to authorities, it was the second time he robbed that branch. The first time was August 2009.

Investigators say the suspect resurfaced last week after the robbery in 2009. On September 24, 2010, the SunTrust on University Drive in Durham was robbed.

Five more robberies followed. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

The suspect is described as a man with a dark complexion who is 35-50 years old. He is about 5'8," heavy set and has facial hair.

Surveillance cameras have captured images of him wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap in many of the robberies. Detectives say he may live in the Greensboro area.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the cases is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP or Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays rewards for tips that help solve cases.

The North Carolina Bankers Association also offers a reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of anyone responsible for robbing a bank in North Carolina.

If anyone has information about the suspect or the robberies, call the FBI in Raleigh at 919-380-4500. Tips may also be submitted through the website www.ncbankrobbers.com.

Bank Robberies


08/10/2009 -- SunTrust, 7905 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh
09/24/2010 -- SunTrust, 1231 University Drive, Durham
09/25/2010 -- SunTrust, 1817 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Durham
09/26/2010 -- Woodforest National Bank, 10050 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
09/28/2010 -- SunTrust, 3421 Roxboro Road, Durham
09/29/2010 -- SunTrust, 8345 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh
10/02/2010 -- SunTrust, 7905 Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh

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