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Cary men arrested in Morrisville robbery

Posted December 18, 2008

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— Police arrested three Cary men for a robbery in which gunmen stole money and drugs from a Morrisville apartment Wednesday night.

Joseph Polanco, Mohammed Jilani and Irvin Vasquez face charges of armed robbery, said Stacie Galloway, a spokeswoman for the town of Morrisville.

Two masked men broke into an apartment in the 2000 block of Sterling Green Drive, brandished handguns and demanded money, Galloway said. They bound the four occupants with duct tape before leaving.

No one was injured. Investigators believe that the robbery was not random but planned for a specific target, Galloway said.

Cary police officers located the suspects after they fled the Morrisville apartment complex. Morrisville police seized drug contraband at the scene of the arrest.

Galloway said the investigation into the robbery was continuing.


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  • IzzMad2016 Dec 18, 2008

    I'm sure the town of Cary and the Cary PD want to "massage" crime stats in order to keep residents and attract new ones. However, does anyone really believe that Durham, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Charlotte or any city, anywhere accurately reports their crime? I seriously doubt it.

  • nisa-pizza Dec 18, 2008

    Living in Cary myself, I think that the crime rates are under reported to inflate the "safe place to live" image. I know in some of the older apartment complexes that the police have to patrol pretty often. It's been that way for many years whether they want to admit it or not.

  • dnc0716 Dec 18, 2008

    Cary- "The new crime capital" Cary must be going down hill and and a haven for criminals. How is Cary one of the safest places to live? Sounds just as bad as Durham or Rocky Mount.