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Cary police ID suspect in robbery, wreck

Posted July 2, 2009

— Cary police on Thursday released the name of the second suspect in a robbery turned wreck on Chapel Hill Road.

Police said Carlton Lamont Amey, 40, of 4 Gateview Court in Durham, was the passenger in a car used to hit a man outside Wachovia bank on High House Road Monday.

The driver of the car, Shawn McRae, 35, of Durham, faces several felony charges. He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $500,000 bond.

According to police, the suspects used their vehicle to hit Alexander Paul Jr., 66, in the parking lot of the bank. When he fell, they grabbed the money bag he was carrying and took off. Paul was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

They drove off, but after about two miles, the suspects hit another car on Chapel Hill Road near Weston Parkway.

Amey was still at WakeMed Hospital Thursday, so no charges have been filed against him yet, Capt. Michael Williams said.

Paul, a church deacon, suffered bruises and a twisted ankle. He said divine intervention kept the hurt from being much worse.


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  • Tired of thoughtlessness Jul 9, 2009

    Wow...Lets keep blaming Obama for everything because we have nothing better to say. SMH....stupidity at its finest.

  • working for deadbeats Jul 2, 2009

    He should have called up the white house and just asked for free stuff. Mcrae is the poster child for the entitlement attitude and I wants mines'.

  • awwitslilb Jul 2, 2009

    those two comments about durham show just how ignorant and racist people are. wish you have something horrible happen

  • MadBiker Jul 2, 2009

    ...and FREE health care for us all!!!

  • no contest Jul 2, 2009

    Obama was going to give the wealth back to the people so they wouldn't need to rob banks. Jobs for everyone, mortgages in default paid off and no tax increases on people making under 250k.

  • garden Jul 2, 2009

    What has the president got to do with this?

  • john283594 Jul 2, 2009

    ^do you know how crazy you sound? Obama should have stopped bank robbers? lol...

  • no contest Jul 2, 2009

    I thought Obama was going to solve ALL these problems. The 'people' elected someone that would save the average person and not help big corporations.

  • Just the facts mam Jul 2, 2009

    When this happened a few days ago, I knew the criminal was going to be from Durham. Funny how I was right. No ESP here - just plain common sense and history...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 2, 2009

    Yes, crime is slowly going up in Cary. But its not all because of the citizens of Cary. Maybe we need Border Patrol around Cary. Better yet, how about building a Great Wall around Durham.