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Armed robber hits two Cary businesses

Posted June 6, 2009
Updated June 7, 2009

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— Police were searching for an armed man who robbed two businesses along Harrison Avenue Saturday evening.

An employee at Walgreens, 2323 N.W. Maynard Road, was robbed at 6:12 p.m. The robber alluded to having a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise, police said.

At 7:59 p.m., a Subway restaurant, 921 N. Harrison Ave., was also robbed of cash. The robber used a silver handgun with black grips during the hold-up.

No one was injured.

The man in both crimes was described as a white man in his mid-20s, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has blond or light-colored hair and an unshaven face. He has tattoos on his arms and legs.

In both cases, the robber wore a red cap and khaki shorts. In the first robbery, he wore a black t-shirt, and in the second, he wore a white t-shirt.

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Anyone with information should contact the Cary Police Department.

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  • Timbo Jun 8, 2009

    Right next to I-40. Easy in, easy out.

  • ambidextrous cat Jun 8, 2009

    Ahhhh! Cary is so dangerous it's just full of criminals and bad people!

  • sggoodri Jun 8, 2009

    Every police department with a population the size of Cary's will seek to minimize paperwork for isolated petty thefts. They do focus heavy attention on more serious crimes like armed robbery. I see no attempts by Cary to under-report their rate of serious crime; Cary seems to be quite proactive about warning residents about crime-related dangers and also makes frequent alerts about unlocked vehicles and open garages attracting sticky-fingered teenagers.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jun 8, 2009

    i can show you several cases of where the cary police will come and look at a theft but never write a case up on it. they are doing this to make the crime statistics look great. there is so much crime occuring in downtown cary it would make you sick to live here but yet they can patrol for traffic citations like the next pay raise depends on it. time for change to occur.