Suspect in custody in string of bank robberies

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 08:22 PM

The scruffy bandit who sought to rob several banks in the past two weeks may finally get a close shave with the law.

On Tuesday, Durham police took a man into custody who seems to match the description given of the suspect who robbed the BB&T on N.C. Hwy. 54 and the Carter Bank & Trust a week before that, but tried unsuccessfully to rob a Yadkin Bank in Durham.
The capture happened after the robbery of a BB&T on North Roxboro Street about 2:44 p.m. The suspect, described as a black man in his 50s with a salt-and-pepper goatee and wearing a gray hoodie, entered the bank and gave the teller a note demanding money, said police spokeswoman Kammie Michael. As with the previous incidents, no weapon was seen.
He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers later stopped a man they described as “a possible suspect,” Wayne Leon Weeks, 59, of Durham about 30 minutes near the intersection of Valley Drive and Holt School Road. They’ve charged him in connection with the recent robberies, Michael said.

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