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Bank robbery prompts lockdown at NC State

Posted October 28, 2011

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— Emergency sirens sounded on the North Carolina State University campus Friday morning, prompting buildings to be locked down, because of a nearby bank robbery, authorities said.

A man walked into the Capital Bank branch at 2127 Clark Ave., across from the Cameron Village shopping center, at about 10:40 a.m., handed a note to a teller demanding money and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Police apprehended the suspected robber on the N.C. State campus.

Corey Eric Sterling, 35, of 922-203 Sugar Hollow Lane in Wake Forest, was charged with common law robbery.

The lockdown lasted for only a few minutes, N.C. State spokesman Keith Nichols said.

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  • paginasecunda Oct 28, 2011

    "It happens. Usually you are punished for having the gall to be legally carrying a gun for protection. Sometimes you end up being killed for it. Tell me I'm wrong here/"

    You're wrong here. You are not allowed carry a gun while committing a felony.

  • jsok123 Oct 28, 2011

    "...only bad thing would be when the cops arrive and you are there with a gun...that could be a bad situation...."

    It happens. Usually you are punished for having the gall to be legally carrying a gun for protection. Sometimes you end up being killed for it. Tell me I'm wrong here/

  • jsok123 Oct 28, 2011

    mommy says..."I don't like guns period. And this is no laughing matter..."

    What you mean is you don't like all the gun VIOLENCE. If good citizens were more capable of and ALLOWED TO defend themselves, it would be a better and different world. I don't like gun violence either, so I'm with you on that mommy. Take a good look at what disarming the citizens has done for "Great" Briton

  • jzweather Oct 28, 2011

    nlschlac:umm did you not hear the sirens going off saying TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY!!! UMM...NO...The 1st warning that we heard in Nelson was an all clear followed by an email at 11:11AM.

  • DiamonDiva813 Oct 28, 2011

    If he is robbing Capital Bank, he sure isn't getting much! They don't have much money! Their stock price is like 1.54?! Try again next time buddy. lol

  • Mommy Oct 28, 2011

    I don't like guns period. And this is no laughing matter, but this list of comments sparks my memory of an editorial (long ago) by Archie Bunker on All in the Family concerning gun control. His answer to how to end stickups and skyjackings--"All you have to do is arm all your passengers......just pass out the pistols at the beginning of the flight and then collect them all at the end. Case closed."

  • conservatism lives Oct 28, 2011

    you should be free to carry anytime, any place...after all, the criminals will carry regardless of the law! duh! only bad thing would be when the cops arrive and you are there with a gun...that could be a bad situation.

  • concerncitizen Oct 28, 2011

    @Nlschlac, you do realize not all areas on campus can here the alarm and or can here the alarm, but can not understand the words being spoken?

  • calynn Oct 28, 2011

    And Illinois is the only state that disallows concealed carry. Here is college carry information: http://opencarry.org/college.html

  • calynn Oct 28, 2011

    As to your question, no, I obviously do not agree. Yep, let's cower in the corner and hope the police arrive before we're killed. Good thinking there.

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