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Cary girls startle would-be burglars

Posted August 5, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014

Cary police said two girls were home when a man kicked down their back door Tuesday afternoon.

— Two Cary girls were home Tuesday afternoon when two men kicked in their back door in an attempted burglary, police said.

The girls, ages 14 and 11, told police that a man came to the front door on Castalia Drive at about 2:45 p.m., then returned 15 minutes later and kicked down the back door of their home.

On the 911 call, the girl says she can hear voices in the home. The dispatcher tells her police are on the way.

"Are you safe?" the dispatcher asks. "OK. Just stay on the line with me. Don't say anything unless it's absolutely necessary."

The girl stays quiet, hiding at the computer desk. Police arrived less than two minutes later.

"All right, the police are there, but do not come out until I instruct you to do so or unless you feel safe to do so, OK?" the dispatcher says.

Police said when the men saw the girls inside, they fled. Investigators are looking for a white Ford Flex with a black roof.

Police said neither of the girls was injured, and they did not know if anything was taken from the home.

Police described one of the men as black, in his mid-20s or early 30s, about 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He has short, curly hair and a full beard and mustache.

The other is also black, about the same age, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 180 pounds.
He had patchy facial hair and short dreadlocks.


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  • Billy Mae Sutten Aug 6, 2014
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    Viking, normally I would agree. But nowadays, people are just too mean! Why take the chance? I would rather hire an older sitter or find somewhere for my kids to go than take a chance of leaving them home while I work and some mean criminal break in my home and kill my kids and rob me blind. They can have anything I own but I would have to live with the fact that I put my kids in danger.

    I guess we will have to agree to disagree. I feel my kids lives are worth it to have an older responsible adult that could handle something like this. I am so very happy this had a happy ending but the head line could have read alot differently.

  • Bob Smith Aug 6, 2014
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    Good description of the would be criminals. Finally

  • Steve Morrison Aug 6, 2014
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    The two men were lucky the 14 year old did not have access to a firearm. I'm seeing a trend lately of parents taking their young children to the firing range, if not for sport, to gain experience in handling them. My 14 year old would have easily taken the two men down if they had made the even worse choice of breaking into my home.

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  • The Blades Aug 6, 2014


    as if carried on the body.
    (c) This section shall not apply if the minor obtained the firearm as a result of an unlawful entry by any person.
    (d) "Minor" as used in this section means a person under 18 years of age who is not emancipated. (1993, c. 558, s. 2; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 14, s. 11.)

  • The Blades Aug 6, 2014

    § 14-315.1. Storage of firearms to protect minors.
    (a) Any person who resides in the same premises as a minor, owns or possesses a firearm, and stores or leaves the firearm (i) in a condition that the firearm can be discharged and (ii) in a manner that the person knew or should have known that an unsupervised minor would be able to gain access to the firearm, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if a minor gains access to the firearm without the lawful permission of the minor's parents or a person having charge of the minor and the minor:
    (1) Possesses it in violation of G.S. 14-269.2(b);
    (2) Exhibits it in a public place in a careless, angry, or threatening manner;
    (3) Causes personal injury or death with it not in self defense; or
    (4) Uses it in the commission of a crime.
    (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from carrying a firearm on his or her body, or placed in such close proximity that it can be used as easily and quickly a

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 6, 2014

    Thank God they didn't hurt the children. Robbers and would be robbers have been known to do so, even very young children found left home alone during a robbery.

  • Lightfoot3 Aug 6, 2014

    "when is it too soon to teach children how to handle fire arms??" - rickandlinda88

    While they are old enough to teach, you have to be careful about providing access to minors else you might be breaking the law. Law basically says you can't leave an unsecured firearm in a condition that can be discharged if you live with a minor. To me that's a gun that's ready to fire, just pull the trigger. But what if it's unloaded, and the ammo is available. I'd think that would satisfy the law, but don't know for sure.

  • ncprr1 Aug 6, 2014

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    If they let all of the comments from conservatives through, the forum would be overwhelmed. That doesn't work for the left wingers running this site. Only a very small percentage are allowed through, to try to give the appearance that they are an actual unbiased (lol) news outlet.

  • Jason Grantham Aug 6, 2014
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    Because they have no clue what they are doing, their k-9s usually never find anybody, nothing unusual about them getting away. I would put a lot of money on them never catching the perps as usual.