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One arrested, two sought in Cary jewelry store heist

Posted January 28, 2013
Updated January 29, 2013

— Police said Monday that one person was in custody and they were searching for two others in connection with a Cary jewelry store robbery.

Three armed men entered J.M. Edwards Jewelry, at 1137 Kildaire Farm Road, at about 10:20 a.m. and fled with $250,000 in jewelry, police said. No injuries were reported.

A Cary police officer who responded to the store alarm detained one of the men as he was exiting the back of the store.

Rodger Kent Williams, 41, of Philadelphia, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was being held in the Wake County jail.

Police had vague descriptions of the other two robbers, who were wearing masks.

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  • grimreaper Feb 1, 3:30 p.m.

    "charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon."

    Wait a minute...it is ILLEGAL for a felon to posses a firearm and also to conceal one and to use one in committing another felony...oh wait, that's right background checks don't apply to criminals and they don't recognize any laws...exactly why more laws have zippo affect on crime...only enforcement of existing laws has any tangible result...

  • ncguy Jan 30, 8:04 a.m.

    Traveling crooks the other two are far away by now.

    hopefully this guy will talk.

  • Luv2Camp Jan 29, 10:27 a.m.

    Good job Cary PD!!!

  • Not_Time_Yet Jan 28, 5:45 p.m.

    "Its the who what"

    I suppose the Cary cyber crime unit could track down your real identity and charge you with some sort of slander, etc. At the very least let you know the internet is not as anonymous as some people think, wouldn't that be fun.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 28, 5:39 p.m.

    Good job for the Cary PD for catching so fast...More crime in Cary though and it along with even more in Raleigh seem to be hitting the headlines more than Durham lately. Lots of robberies, shootings and stabbings going on at an alarming increase everywhere lately.

  • DangYankee Jan 28, 2:29 p.m.

    @Its the who what: Epidemic? Seriously? One of the most dangerous small towns in NC? You *DO* realize there are more than 140,000 residents, right?

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Jan 28, 2:13 p.m.

    Oh wait.........I may have jumped the gun in my "absurd" comment -- I see in the story that Cary PD already has 1 person in custody and tbfromnc was giving the kudo's and not criticism. My bad. My apologies tbfromnc --- I get so used to people bashing Cary and it's PD that I see criticism where there isn't any. So sorry!!

  • kellypsnll Jan 28, 1:49 p.m.

    @Its the who what, I didn't see where the perps brandished a weapon or injured anyone at the store. Do you know something we don't? Yes it is a crime but violent?

  • Jazz99 Jan 28, 1:12 p.m.

    This is at least the fourth robbery that I remember.

  • Its the who what Jan 28, 1:09 p.m.

    Another violent crime in Cary North Carolina. The level of crime in this town is approaching a epidemic level. They do not have the PD that can handle this type of crime. Cary is one of the most dangerous small towns in NC. I say this every week because there is a violent crime committed every week in that town and the crimes are committed by people who live there in the town. You have got Forbes and many other publications fooled but the real truth will be uncovered soon.

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