Durham bank robbery connected to other heists

Nov 14, 2014 2:18 PM by News Staff

A robber who struck a bank in Durham on Thursday may also be involved in two other robberies, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

The robber, described as a white male, 6-feet tall, wearing a medical mask covering his face and a baseball cap, robbed the Tri Counties bank at around 10:20 p.m., authorities said.

During the heist the suspect approached the teller and demanded money from the teller while brandishing a handgun. He was given an undisclosed amount of money and walked out of the bank into a nearby orchard.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Friday that they believe, based on the way the suspect acted in the robbery, that he is responsible for the robbery of Tri Counties bank in Nevada City on June 17 and a September 25 bank robbery in Los Molinos.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is investigating how the robberies link together and working with the FBI and other local police departments.


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