Police investigate bank robbery in Durham

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Durham police are investigating a bank robbery that happened late Friday afternoon.

Police said it happened just after 5:30 at the State Employees' Credit Union on Ben Franklin Boulevard.

Authorities told ABC11 the suspect took off in a light-colored car.

Police said two hours before the SECU robbery, a man wearing a hat, a yellow shirt, and sunglasses entered the First Citizens Bank at 4004 North Roxboro Street and told the tellers "This is a stickup." He then said he was joking and left.

A man later entered the SECU in a hat, a blue shirt, and sunglasses and demanded money. No weapon was seen and he fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

SECU bank robbery (images courtesy Durham Police Department)

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator J. Roberts at (919) 560-4582, ext. 29251 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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