Cary and Raleigh bank robberies may be linked

From staff reportsDecember 1, 2011 

— - Police have released surveillance photos of a man they say robbed a bank on Maynard Road last week, and Raleigh police say he may have robbed a bank on Creedmoor Road in September.

Cary police say the photos were taken late Friday afternoon at the SunTrust Bank at 1273 Northwest Maynard Rd.

Witnesses told police that a man wearing big sunglasses and a breast cancer awareness baseball cap entered the bank and handed a note to a teller demanding cash. The man appeared to be unarmed and did not imply that he had a weapon, police reported.

The man fled after a teller gave him an undisclosed amount of cash from a bank drawer, police reported.

Witnesses described the robber as a white man who stands about 6 foot 3 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds with an average build. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie which may have been inside out, a white sweatshirt and khaki pants. The man's breast cancer awareness baseball cap is black with pink on the bill. Witnesses say the man had significant stubble on his face and large buck teeth and that he wore socks to cover his hands.

Raleigh police say the Cary suspect matches the description given for a man who robbed a SunTrust bank in the Kroger store at 6300 Creedmoor Rd. on Sept. 23. In that case, the man passed a robbery note to a teller and fled after the teller complied with the note's demands.

Police ask anyone with information about the robberies to call the Cary Police Department at 469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 226-2743. Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of those responsible for committing certain types of crimes, and any call will be kept confidential at a caller's request.

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