RALEIGH — The N.C. Bankers Association is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone who may be responsible for a spree of armed robberies and kidnappings last week in and around North Raleigh.
Raleigh police detectives and Wake County sheriffs investigators continue their search for whoever used a handgun to force people to drive their own vehicles to ATMs and withdraw cash. There have been four such robberies since early Sunday and one attempted robbery Friday night.
Investigators have released few details about the suspect. Raleigh police have described the suspect in three of the cases only as black man who stands about 6 feet tall and has a medium build. In two of those robberies, he wore all black clothing, including a black motorcycle helmet with a full face shield, and in the third he wore an orange and yellow jacket that zipped up to cover most of his face.
Sheriffs investigators say the victim of the attempted robbery on Friday incident described the suspect as a black man with a light brown complexion and a short haircut.
The state bankers association urges anyone with information to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-834-4357 or the Wake County Sheriffs Office at 919-856-6911.