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Arrests made in Raleigh robberies

Posted October 1, 2009
Updated October 2, 2009

— Raleigh police have made arrests in a string of violent armed robberies in northeast Raleigh.

Thomas Quantez Raheem Wilson, 18, was arrested on Monday. He is charged with eight counts of robbery, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

A second suspect, a 14-year-old boy, was being held under a secure custody order in connection with the same cases.

The arrests stem from five robberies between Sept. 5 and Sept. 18. In three of those cases, victims were struck by handguns during the crimes. In some of the cases, there was more than one victim.

Officers said they detained Wilson and the teen after finding them in a parking lot at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and New Hope Church Road around 10:30 p.m. Monday.


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  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 2, 2009

    What on earth is a 14 yr old doing robbing someone? Do you get my point? That is why I said, bring in the momma's (the daddies too) and question them. Find out why their children are invovled in such behavior. If they seem unfit in ANY way, arrest them and teach 'em a lesson in how to raise their bad kids.
    Mrs Fabulous 1
    GOLO member since May 8, 2008
    October 2, 2009 11:23 a.m.
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    Mrs Fabulous1,I worked at the juvenile detention centers in Greenville and Raleigh for a combined 15 years, no offense, but you can't really be this blind.

    I urge you to go volunteer your time at the detention center, it'll surely open your eyes. 9 out of 10 times the kids come from broken homes (of course) and the parents are the reason their kids grow up into future "Criminals" THEY DON'T CARE!!!

    I can't tell you how many times I had to turn away a parent at the door for visitation b/c they smelled like a brewery. What a way to set an example for your kids, EH???

  • bmg379 Oct 2, 2009

    we need harsher punishment for underage criminals they know their record can not be used or they can't be tried as an adult

  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 2, 2009

    I had the privilege to visit Atlanta once and was shocked to see all that the NAACP does for the communities and the message that both Al and Jesse spoke about was to be good parents, get involved with your children. Make sure your children know how important education is.

    NEWS to me.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Oct 2, 2009

    Probably somewhere aroung Capital and Perry Crek, that place is infested with these type of hoodlums.

    Oh well, i guess they'll be let out on probation AGAIN, at least the 18 year old probably will.

    The 14 year old will sit in the Juvenile Detention Center for a couple of weeks and then be placed on probation. His start to a life of crime...

  • Professor Oct 2, 2009

    The young people still will not listen and think they are grown. Well they committed a crime and should face the consequences highly. Send them to prison for 20 years. Because there they will listen or face harsh consequences. Your mother and father will not be there to protect them.

  • tarheelblue919 Oct 2, 2009

    the first thing that popped into my head was that this may be gang initiation....its not all parents fault, but parents need to buckle down and so does the law with a lower tolerance of crime. i know of several people that steal and get caught with drugs, etc. they go to jail and continue to get out on bond....there is NEVER a point where the system steps up and says ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! some of the people i know that are repeat criminals are family in another county, and even so i think they should be behind bars, its completely wrong that they are allowed to repeatedly steal merchandise, cars, money, items, get caught with drugs again and again and still the list of their victims grow...its not right! part of this blame goes to our own system!

  • readme Oct 2, 2009

    Why does everyone immediately blame parents? Sure they have a role to play, but this guy is an adult, and there is only so much a parent can do anyway. Besides, this is probably a single parent home anyway. The biggest problem facing "that" community in America is illegitimacy. That is the root of the problem.

  • Mrs Fabulous 1 Oct 2, 2009


    We may have to agree to disagree one this one. What you are saying, I do not agree with. The reason being is because the "media" do not find those things to be interesting enough. Not matter if Al and Jesse wanted it to be shouted to the roof top or not. The media doesn't see it as attractive enough to air. Don't get me wrong, I am against what they do as much as the next person, but the truth needs to be told.

  • tdrap20 Oct 2, 2009

    fabulous:You see, its never televised to the whole world, like a certain event would normally be played over and over on TV that they're in involved in.

    thats because they dont want it to be televised they only want people to know about the bad white people. they would never speak negatively about their own on tv or radio.

  • Mrs Fabulous 1 Oct 2, 2009


    You are right and make a valid point. However, how does a 14 yr old get out and do a crime and their parents not know where they are? I'm sure there are a millions things we can come up with as to why they parent may not have known, but I find that hard to believe. At 14 my mom and dad (who are black by the way) didn't allow me to gallop any and every where I wanted. I was closely paid attention to. I was asked questions. I was loved. I was taught the penalites that come with crime. It feared me. My parents took me to church and introduced me to the Christian faith. What on earth is a 14 yr old doing robbing someone? Do you get my point? That is why I said, bring in the momma's (the daddies too) and question them. Find out why their children are invovled in such behavior. If they seem unfit in ANY way, arrest them and teach 'em a lesson in how to raise their bad kids.