North Carolina Bankers Association Offers Reward For Robbery/Kidnapping Information

September 27, 2013

For More Information Contact:
Dawn Thompson, Vice President & Associate Counsel

RALEIGH, N.C. The North Carolina Bankers Association is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of anyone involved in a series of armed robberies and kidnappings that have occurred in Raleigh and Wake County. In the last such incident on Thursday evening, a woman was forced to drive to a bank ATM after a man wearing a mask kidnapped her. The woman managed to escape and the suspect drove away in her car. This robbery/kidnapping is thought by investigators to be related to three other armed robberies that have happened in Northwest Raleigh neighborhoods since Sunday.

The North Carolina Bankers Association, the Raleigh Police Department, and the Wake County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information anyone has on these kidnappings/robberies.

The suspect is described as a black man, standing about six feet tall, with a medium build. In two of the robberies, he wore all black, including a black motorcycle helmet with full-face shield, motorcycle style jacket and gloves. In another robbery, the robber/kidnapper wore all black except for an orange and yellow jacket that zipped up to cover most of his face.

Anyone with information on these four robberies/kidnappings should call the Raleigh Police Department (919-834-4357) or the Wake County Sheriff’s Office (919-856-6900). 

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