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Police suspect same man in 3 Wells Fargo bank robberies in Raleigh

Surveillance photo from March 9 of man wanted for questioning in three Raleigh bank robberies.
Surveillance photo from March 9 of man wanted for questioning in three Raleigh bank robberies.

Police think the man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank on the west side of town Monday morning may have been responsible for two similar robberies at Wells Fargo banks in the last three months.

Just after 11 a.m. police were alerted about a robbery at the Wells Fargo bank at 601 Oberlin Road, said police spokesman Jim Sughrue.

Witnesses said a man walked into the bank, issued a robbery demand to a teller and fled on foot after the teller complied. A weapon was not displayed during the crime, Sughrue said.

Police described the suspect as standing 5 feet 7 inches to 8 inches tall, with a thin build. He has salt-and-pepper hair and was last seen wearing a black jacket and dark pants.

Robbery detectives think the man “strongly resembles” one who robbed the same bank on Jan. 8 and a Wells Fargo branch at 2600 Hillsborough Street on Dec. 8.

Police ask anyone with information that might help their investigation to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-4357 or visit www.raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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