RALEIGH — Police and sheriffs investigators have released a surveillance photograph of a man they think might have information about a recent string of holdups in and around North Raleigh.
No charges are pending against the man, who is shown in three photos released Wednesday, but the Raleigh Police Department and the Wake County Sheriffs Office believe he has information that will help their investigation of four robberies and an attempted robbery.
The departments did not disclose where the photos were taken or why they think the man could help.
Between Sept. 22 and Sept. 27, an armed man approached people in five instances as they arrived at homes. In some cases, he wore a motorcycle helmet. In at least one other incident, he wore a mask.
Wednesdays request for assistance indicated that investigators see a pattern among the five incidents.
In some cases, victims were forced to drive to ATMs and withdraw cash. The cases occurred:
• Sept. 22 in the 4800 block of Pleasant Valley Road.
• Sept. 22 in the 4300 block of Furman Hall.
• Sept. 24 in the 1000 block of Collins Drive.
• Sept. 26 in the 5000 block of Stoneridge Drive.
• Sept. 27 in the 4900 block of Wynneford Way.
The Sheriffs Office and Police Department ask that the man in the photos or anyone who can identify him contact them.
The Raleigh Police Department accepts information anonymously via Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357 or www.raleighcrimestoppers.org. The Wake County Sheriffs Office can be reached at 919-856-6800.