Police charge costumed suspect in bank robbery

Suspect Derrick Beulah

March 5, 2011 3:25:09 PM PST
Durham police are looking for a man they've now charged with robbing a Wachovia banked while dressed in a strange costume.Durham investigators have charged Derrick Reed Beulah, 37, of Hamlin Street with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the case.

Police say he walked into the Wachovia Bank at 300 Foushee Street on Wednesday morning wearing a long wig and makeup.

He allegedly handed the teller a note which said he had a gun, and demanded money in large bills, all before riding away on what is believed to be a pink bicycle. No weapon was seen.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on Beulah's whereabouts to call Durham CrimeStoppers.

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