Michael Hugh Wood faces charges in two counties following his arrest on a bank-robbery charge in Durham and attempted robbery charges in Raleigh.
Durham police said they arrested Wood, 45, on North Driver Street on Saturday evening after detectives got a warrant charging him with common-law robbery in a Saturday morning holdup at a PNC bank branch at 3732 N. Roxboro St.
Raleigh police took out arrest warrants last week charging Wood with three holdup attempts at retail businesses in the Brier Creek area in northwest Raleigh in a brief period on the evening of Jan. 5.
Durham authorities alleged that Wood went into the bank about 10:10 a.m. Saturday and gave a teller a note demanding money. He did not say he had a weapon, and none was seen, police said.
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In the Raleigh cases, a man tried to rob an Oreck Vacuum store on Brier Creek Parkway, a Subway restaurant on Alexander Promenade Place and a Plato’s Closet On Skyland Ridge Parkway.
Durham police said Wood was taken to Duke University Hospital after his arrest. They said he was not injured during the arrest, but declined to explain why he needed treatment.
Wood was moved from Duke to the Durham County Detention Facility on Monday, the sheriff’s office said.