Raleigh police seek Bearded Bandit

A man wearing wig and fake facial hair is wanted in three holdups. (Image courtesy Raleigh police.)
April 23, 2014 3:22:00 PM PDT
The Raleigh Police Department is looking for a robber known to wear an unusual outfit for his holdups.

The man wears a wig and fake facial hair, and is wanted in three robberies in a three-week span.

  • On March 22 at approximately 8:30 p.m., the suspect entered the Subway restaurant at 3901 Capital Boulevard. He brandished a handgun and took money and cell phones before fleeing the scene.
  • On April 16 at approximately 9:45 p.m., the suspect entered the Papa John's restaurant at 5260 Capital Blvd. Armed with a handgun, he took money and cell phones before fleeing. In this instance, he struck an employee with the handgun during the commission of the crime. The employee was not seriously injured.
  • On April 18 at approximately 9:30 p.m., the suspect entered the Subway restaurant at 4112 Pleasant Valley Rd. Once more armed with a handgun, he again took money and cell phones before fleeing.

The suspect is described as a black male who may be 25-35 years old. He stands about 6 feet tall.

Anyone who believes they may know the identity of the suspect or who has other information that might assist the investigation of the case is asked call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options.

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