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Cary police nab suspected bank robber

Posted January 5, 2011

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— Police on Wednesday charged a Cary man in the robbery of a Wachovia bank last month.

Othello Burnette Blue Jr., 45, of 418 Pony Club Circle, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The Wachovia branch at 10050 Green Level Church Road was robbed on Dec. 20 by a man who fled the bank in a dark blue Ford SUV with a roof rack and minor damage to the rear bumper, police said.

Police didn't disclose how they linked Blue to the crime.

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  • notagain1903 Jan 6, 2011

    Cary is a great place to live and raise a family.....simple as that.
    wrx44

    I totally agree with you it is the NEW Durham!!!

  • Glock23 Jan 5, 2011

    "you can carry a gun in cary....not sure what that person is referring to."???????????

    The Town of Cary does not allow the open or concealed carry
    of a weapon while on any public property within our community
    including on greenways, in public parks or Town facilities, or in Town-owned parking lots. The ordinance does not allow the
    open carry of any firearm on public sidewalks or right-of-ways.
    If a private business or property is not posted prohibiting
    firearms, then citizens have the right to lawfully carry firearms on the premises. (Town ordinance Sec 22-51).

    The town of Chapel Hill has a similar restriction.

    BOTH FLY IN THE FACE OF NC's CONSTITUTION Article One, Section 30!

  • conservatism lives Jan 5, 2011

    you can carry a gun in cary....not sure what that person is referring to.

  • RPD Jan 5, 2011

    He's shooting from the hip. However, even if someone has a CCW by law they cannot carry in a bank.

  • wildcat Jan 5, 2011

    So glad the cops nab him. Now he faces at least 20 years in prison. It would have been much easier if he had looked for a job and still would have had his freedom. Not any more. He is on his way to prison for a while.

  • outside_of_apex Jan 5, 2011

    I googled "Firearms within the Town of Cary" and it seems the gun laws are not that different from any other municipality its size in NC, including Apex. Does Trabman_san have any evidence to back his claim or is he shooting from the hip?

  • Whatthehey Jan 5, 2011

    "Good thing Cary has that Ban on Honest Citizens carrying Guns huh????? Trabman_san"

    What? Is that true? A town has restrictions in conflict with the state's?

  • wrx44 Jan 5, 2011

    Cary is a great place to live and raise a family.....simple as that.

  • IzzMad2016 Jan 5, 2011

    Ahh, yes.....leave it to the usual GoLo haters to take a good story and turn it into a silly bashing of Cary. If only you all knew how petty, childish and ridiculous you are.

    Good job CPD!

  • esprg Jan 5, 2011

    really robbing w/o a mask I look forward to seeing him on the next episode of America's Dumbest Criminals *smh*

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