Raleigh Police Department detectives have charged Johnny Vazquez, 50, with three counts of common-law robbery in connection with the Dec. 8, Jan. 8 and March 9 bank robberies mentioned in the release below. In addition, Vazquez was charged with two counts of common-law robbery in connection with Dec. 27 and Feb. 27 robberies of the Walmart store at 6600 Glenwood Ave.
Vazquez was taken into custody without incident at his residence at 211-36 Ashe Ave. and has been transported to the Wake County Detention Center.
The information below was distributed at 3:02 p.m. March 9:
Shortly after 11 a.m. today, Raleigh Police Department officers responded to a robbery call at the Wells Fargo bank at 601 Oberlin Rd. The male suspect seen in the surveillance photos above entered 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.
The suspect was described as standing 5 feet 7-8 inches tall and having a thin build. He has salt-and-pepper hair and was wearing a black jacket and dark pants.
Today’s suspect strongly resembles the male who was responsible for bank robberies committed Dec. 8 at Wells Fargo’s 2600 Hillsborough St. location and Jan. 8 at the location that was robbed today.