Durham police arrest suspect in latest of four recent bank robberies

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham police have arrested the man they say is responsible for the city’s fourth bank robbery in less than two weeks.

Authorities say 53-year-old Gregory Tracy McAllister of Durham has been taken into custody and charged with Common-Law Robbery and Possession of Heroin.

The robbery occurred at the PNC Bank located at 2313 N.C. 54 Highway East on Friday afternoon.

Three previous robberies have happened at BB&T banks.

 Police say a man, later identified as McAllister, was wearing a gray hoodie when he entered the bank just before 2 p.m.

Police say McAllister handed a teller a note demanding money then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.

No weapon was seen during the incident, police said.

The first bank robbery took place on February 11th and there have been two more BB&T bank robberies in Durham since then.

“Investigators are looking into the possibility that they are related,” a Durham police spokeswoman said Friday. Right now, police say McAllister is only connected to the PNC robbery.

Anyone with information about any of the bank robberies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. 

CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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