Repeat bank robber strikes again

BB&T on E. Rosemary St in Chapel Hill, Oct. 5, 2010

October 6, 2010 1:42:20 PM PDT
Chapel Hill police say a suspect who is believed to be a serial bank robber struck again -- this time in Chapel Hill.

Police say the suspect entered the BB and T at 143 E. Rosemary Street Monday afternoon and demanded money from a teller using a note.

A witness told detectives after the suspect passed the note, he fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

No one has been hurt in any of the robberies.

All of the previous robberies have been in Durham and Raleigh. Authorities say many have taken place at bank branches inside busy grocery stores.

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 about the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515. Calls to CrimeStoppers are confidential and anonymous, and the caller may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000 for information that leads to arrest.

If you have information about any of the Raleigh robberies, call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP. And for information about the Durham robberies, call Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

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
10/05/2010 -- BB and T, 143 E. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill


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