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Couple tied up during Raleigh home invasion

Posted December 30, 2012

— Two Raleigh homeowners were tied up during a home invasion early Sunday, police said.

Two armed men broke into the house at 3105 Sherry Drive around 4 a.m., woke up the couple who live there and demanded money from them, police said. The men tied up the couple and left after about 30 minutes, taking an unknown amount of money and a few other items.

Police said the husband and wife managed to get to a phone and call 911. They were unharmed.

No arrests have been made.

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  • Bartmeister Jan 2, 10:01 a.m.

    The police know the race, and everybody else here is left to wonder which race committed this dastardly act. This isn't Baskin Robins with 40 million flavors. Black, White, Oriental, and Spanish decent. Pick one.

  • WooHoo2You Dec 31, 4:41 p.m.

    Beachboater,

    -Suppose you hear on the radio, a male 6'2" tall weighing 250 pounds with a shaved head had just killed a neighbor of yours and was heading towards your house. Now there is a knock on your door. It's a male, about 6'2" tall, weighing 250 pounds. Now, does something as simple as skin color matter to you?

    I would ask why you are answering the door if there is a murder reported to be on the way to your house.

    -Imagine the police arrest a black male, 6'2" tall weighing 250 pounds and drag him to jail. He is put in a lineup for the victims. Now the victim says the bad guy was white. D'uh......

    I hope the police don’t start arresting people on high and weight alone. BTW, you are not the police.

    -So you really don't see how the race could help in finding the bad guys?

    So if your husband / wife tells you to go buy that thing with “salt” at the store that ALONE will help you find the product?

  • WooHoo2You Dec 31, 4:34 p.m.

    " Would all of one race be suspects if that is all that they could have seen?" smcallah

    Of course not. But all other races could be excluded.-beachboater

    Yes, but that would still leave countless ‘suspects’ simply because of their color.

  • beachboater Dec 31, 2:34 p.m.

    " Would all of one race be suspects if that is all that they could have seen?" smcallah

    Of course not. But all other races could be excluded.

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Dec 31, 2:33 p.m.

    beachboater, excellent points!!!!!!

    Beth

  • beachboater Dec 31, 1:59 p.m.

    "How exactly would it help if the race was published? What would you do with that information?" smcallah

    Suppose you hear on the radio, a male 6'2" tall weighing 250 pounds with a shaved head had just killed a neighbor of yours and was heading towards your house. Now there is a knock on your door. It's a male, about 6'2" tall, weighing 250 pounds. Now, does something as simple as skin color matter to you?

    Whether it be white, black, yellow, red, blue or green, that descriptor will narrow the field of suspects greatly.

    Imagine the police arrest a black male, 6'2" tall weighing 250 pounds and drag him to jail. He is put in a lineup for the victims. Now the victim says the bad guy was white. D'uh......

    So you really don't see how the race could help in finding the bad guys?

  • Strawberry Letter 23 Beth Wilson Dec 31, 1:53 p.m.

    smcallah,

    So, according to you, race should NEVER be published. Interesting! Then, going forward, let's hope race is always left out and never indicated, where crime is concered. While we're at it, let's leave the sex out too. Male/female, should not matter! Heck, while we're at it, let's just crime out!!! Yeah - that is the solution! ANY crime commited, (murder/rate/molestation) who cares! Just don't print it anymore! LOL!

    Beth

  • albegadeep Dec 31, 1:45 p.m.

    Why is anyone mentioning gun control in this article? Besides, there are NO serious suggestions of outlawing ALL guns, just ones designed to kill lots of people in a hurry. A handgun with 4 shots will stop a home invader - if not, you need to go back to the shooting range...

    Thought Criminal WS - Great job!

  • southerntalent Dec 31, 1:12 p.m.

    This is an older nice area in Starmount subdivision,the area across the street is full of rental condos and skateranch brings in alot of elements to the area who walk the streets in the area and cut thru the neighborhoods.Anyone who picks on a disabled or older person regardless of age or race needs their but whooped

  • smcallah Dec 31, 12:15 p.m.

    "If the couple gave the police the race, or any other info., then it should certainly be published!"

    How exactly would it help if the race was published? What would you do with that information?

    The only thing that would help would be an EXACT description or pictures or video.

    Race means nothing. There are thousands of people of all races in the Raleigh area. Would all of one race be suspects if that is all that they could have seen?

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