Bank's night deposit box set on fire

Staff WriterOctober 29, 2008 

— Federal, state and local authorities are searching for the person who set fire to the night deposit box at a North Raleigh bank late Sunday or early Monday.

The fire was out by the time employees arrived at the BB&T bank at 3000 Duraleigh Road on Monday morning. Fire investigators determined that someone used "incendiary" materials to set the fire, according to a report from the fire department.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue declined to discuss the type of materials used to burn the box or say whether the bank's surveillance camera captured images of any suspicious behavior.

Sughrue described the damaged deposit box as a drawer that opens to let customers make deposits after hours.

"They are most commonly used by businesses that make deposits after closing at night," Sughrue said.

Federal Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents and the State Bureau of Investigation are aiding the investigation. Police ask anyone who may have seen activity at the bank Sunday night or Monday morning to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3555.

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