'Heavyset' armed robber holds up Raleigh bank

Suspect in Peoples Bank robbery. (Raleigh Police Department)

Raleigh police are searching for an armed robber who struck the Peoples Bank at 3023 Capital Blvd. on Tuesday.

It happened about 10:20 a.m., when the man entered, displayed a weapon and demanded money from a teller. After the employee complied, the suspect left and was last seen on foot heading north.

The suspect is described as a heavyset, white man in his 30s to 40s who stands about 6 feet tall. He had black, curly shoulder-length hair and a mustache, and he was wearing glasses, a gray, hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants and a black knit hat.

Anyone who believes they may recognize the suspect or has other information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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