A would-be robber went 0-for-3 on business stickups in the Brier Creek area early Wednesday evening, but police would like to hit 1.000 on arresting him and want the public's help in identifying and finding him.
During a period before and after 6 p.m., police said, the man went into an Oreck Vacuum store at 8321 Brier Creek Parkway, a Subway restaurant at 7850 Alexander Promenade Place and a Plato’s Closet store at 7920 Skyland Ridge Parkway.
The suspect implied he was armed, police said, but he did not display a weapon and got nothing at any of the businesses.
He ran into nearby woods after the attempt at Plato’s Closet, they said.
The suspect is white, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and had blond or light brown facial hair. He wore a light-colored sweatshirt with a tied hood covering the rest of his head.
If anyone recognizes the man in a security photo that police distributed has other information that might help detectives, police asked them call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP (4357) or to visit the CrimeStoppers website for text and email reporting options.
CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.