Raleigh police charge Durham man in ATM robbery

From staff reportsSeptember 18, 2013 

— Police took a Durham man into custody Tuesday night on charges that he stole money from a customer at an ATM last month after shoving the customer away from the machine.

Craigory Lamonte Bass, 26, of 405 W. Club Blvd. was arrested shortly after police had issued photos from the ATM’s camera and asked the public’s help in finding him.

Spokesman Jim Sughrue said detectives were following a lead about Bass at the same time the request went out, and he was arrested before any calls came in.

Bass had discovered a way to access the victim’s account at the ATM in Brier Creek, Sughrue said.

Police declined to disclose details , saying they did not want to do anything to encourage or enable would-be robbers.

Bass was charged early Wednesday with two counts of common law robbery, 19 felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses, two counts of misdemeanor larceny and two counts of failing to appear in court on earlier charges, including one time in Guilford County.

A magistrate set Bass’ bail at $429,000, and he was being held in lieu of that for a court appearance Wednesday.

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