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11-year-old held at gunpoint in Raleigh robbery

Posted May 18, 2011

— An 11-year-old girl and her mother were held at gunpoint last month during a robbery, according to an arrest warrant.

Raheem Smith, 17, of 1321 Park Glen Drive, Apt. 202, was arrested Tuesday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $300,000 bond.

According to the warrant, Smith conspired with two others to rob a woman of her purse, which contained $10 in cash, a bank card and cigarettes. The woman and her daughter were held at gunpoint during the April 6 crime, the warrant states.

Smith served six months in jail in 2010 for convictions for selling drugs and conspiracy to commit common-law robbery, according to state Department of Correction records.


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  • djofraleigh May 19, 2011

    There is NO end to this "type" of criminal. We are breeding them in our society, paying for it to happen. Feed, house, clothe, and care for them without account

  • slantedeyes May 19, 2011

    No doubt this was stupid and he needs to be punished for his crime fairly,as far as minority commiting most of the crimes seems to me that the "Majority" is showing up in the News more often for sex crimes against children why are child molesters sentence to only 2 to 3 years and not considered a violent crime when that person is taking someone's innocence when a drug dealer who is selling to a person who wants to ruin their own life gets 7 to 8 please explain the justice in that!!!

  • chfdcpt May 18, 2011

    Ceverly,he will be contributing to our society. Because of the likes of him, we will need more prisons, guards, parole officers, etc.

  • ceverly May 18, 2011

    Wow...another person we will have to watch out for. He probably will not be a contribution to our society so I say blow his head off and be done with it. He is a waste of space.

  • missy01 May 18, 2011

    I doubt this will be his last mugshot...it's probably the start of a career.

  • Chauncey May 18, 2011

    When are they going to stop calling it "robbery" and refer to it as "forcible, direct redistribution of wealth and property"?

    Of course, forcible, indirect redistribution of wealth and property is called "income taxes".

  • mochabrown May 18, 2011

    Looks like a child himself.

  • NCSU2311 May 18, 2011

    I grew up in Park Glen. Im white. I road the bus to Carnage and walked to Powell and Enloe. I now have my own house, job, and clean criminal record. Whats the "community" have to do with it? Did you mean race?

  • Vietnam Vet May 18, 2011

    Very well said Mr. Presley!!

  • ccs1920 May 18, 2011

    Elvis/ I agree with your comment but I don't think that we will ever see this cycle broken. It began in the 60s and is now an accepted way of life for many in this segment of our society. I wish that we could sit, talk and find a solution to this problem but that will never happen. Being politically correct is apparently more important.