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Cumberland County teens accused of armed robbery

Posted December 23, 2011

Two teenagers were in jail Friday morning after being arrested on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Shide Underwood, 18, of 167 Bluegrass Lane, and Dennis Cromartie, 17, of Autumn Leaf Drive, allegedly robbed a man at a home on Cameron Road in Hope Mills on Thursday.

The victim told investigators that the pair put a gun to the back of his head and took his wallet and cellphone.

Underwood and Cromartie were each in the Cumberland County Detention Center Friday morning under a $250,000 bond.


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  • Old-Guy Dec 23, 2011

    They get more benefits in jail then outside.

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 23, 2011

    Won't see no jail time except for what they're spending right now. They'll be out on probation (most likely won't do that right either)and up to no good still back in the neighborhood. Ya'll want serious time for these types of crimes, ya got to be willing to spend the money. Actually, I'm, but not for jail where they're like at vaction camp. TV, computer, excise equipment, playing games etc. A jail where they study, work, clean, pick up litter on the roadways, learn something constructive. If they don't want to go along with the program, then solitary confinement. They break a rule, abuse others while locked up, solitary confinement. Quit being sofe on career crimminals. These young people are hearing from others, that jail ain't so bad. That got to stop.

  • doubletrouble Dec 23, 2011

    What are these kids thinking??? Now your sweet little self is going to be somebody's girlfriend for the next "how many years"?? I'm with ya Mac240..I did the same thing for extra cash, it's called "working". There are plenty of elderly folks, or just regular folks, would would gladly pay a hard working young/honest person for yard work, help around the house, etc. Sometimes...I wished I lived in an earlier time, when one could keep their doors unlocked, without worry.

  • hunter38 Dec 23, 2011

    Some free advice... get an education and get a job!

    Job?? Ha....certain "peoples" don't know the meaning of the word...not when they have been used to the gov't giving them everything......why work?

  • bywnda Dec 23, 2011

    Misleading headline.These wayward boys are actually from Sampson County. These streets are in Roseboro.

  • wildcat Dec 23, 2011

    20 years...end of story!

  • ElvisPresleyJr Dec 23, 2011

    Some free advice... get an education and get a job!

  • mac240 Dec 23, 2011

    When I was seven years old I collected coke bottles to sell, when I was 12 I worked in the tobacco fields, at 16 it was McDonalds after that a couple of factory jobs and then 24 years in the AF. I never once thought about robbing someone. It seems like kids today only know one way to earn a few dollars...they rob and steal, sad, sad, sad!

  • fayncmike Dec 23, 2011

    What good does stealing a cellphone do? It'll only be deactivated and additionally a lot of the newer ones have GPS tracking. Better to find something else to steal.

  • sunshine1040 Dec 23, 2011

    poor misguided youths I guess they needed the cellphone so they could call Mom or Dad and complain they had nothing to do there are no leave or pine needles to rake or clean their own room. Hope the juge give them a room for at least 10 yrs