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Cumberland deputies seek suspects in IHOP robbery, assault

Posted June 20, 2011
Updated June 21, 2011

— Cumberland County sheriff's deputies released surveillance video Monday from an early morning robbery at a Spring Lake restaurant where an employee was beaten with a handgun.

Authorities are trying to identify two armed men who robbed the IHOP on North Bragg Boulevard. One of the men used a handgun to hit a restaurant employee repeatedly, deputies said. 

Investigators said the the employee was on-duty at the time and that the assault took place in the kitchen.

The two men fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. 

Authorities are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at 910-323-1500 or place an anonymous tip at 910-484-TIPS.

IHOP in Spring Lake Cumberland deputies release video of IHOP robbery, assault


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  • Holli0224 Jun 24, 2011


    -Real intelligent.

  • carroln Jun 22, 2011

    the same man robbed the lowes too it looks like.The problem is no body wants to get involved any more. Take back our streets and stand tall for what you believe in and quit worrying about what the rest of the people think. No matter what color they are, although most are black and mexican the problem can be fixed if you have a good sherrif and not a public face. All Moose does is show up for the cameras and then disappear. WE NEED A NEW SHERRIF IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY THAT DONT GIVE IN TO MINORITYS. The sherrif needs to be out on patrol just like the rest of the force and quit playing politician.

  • ElvisPresleyJr Jun 21, 2011

    If you say most of the crime in Spring Lake is being committed by blacks who have no jobs and local/state statistics show that to be true, would that be considered a fact or is that racial profiling? I've seen some cases in here where just bringing up the subject is met with "you must be a racist to bring that up" comment. How ironic that it was Martin Luther King who once said, "The truth shall set you free"...but Dr.King never had the opportunity to meet Rev.Barber did he?

  • Rebelyell55 Jun 21, 2011

    A few month back the police got hit for possible racial profilling. The police department was asked by community leader before that to do something about the crime in their neighbor hoods. So the police did and low and behold, got hit for racial profilling since most in the crime ridden neighborhood were minorities.

  • loprestw Jun 21, 2011

    Its spring lake, it is full of zombies. They walk around with no meaning looking to take when they can. Every business in Spring Lake has been robbed, it is full of zombies and a corrupt police force.
    Don't blame obama, there were zombies before him, look what happen in Katrina.

  • oceancandle Jun 21, 2011

    Why would you open up a decent restaurant like IHOP right across the street from THE WORST trailer park in Cumberland County anyway?! Ft. Bragg doesn't even allow their soldiers to step foot in the trailer park or frequent the little motel over there, why would you put a decent business there?! If you want to find the suspects start looking in the trailer park, they're more than likely there! Doesn't take a rocket scientist!

    Glad the employee is okay.

  • Ihatexray Jun 21, 2011

    "as our times get harder, and less work for all, this will only become more frequent. People have the will to survive and will, on th coat tales of others if required."

    This stuff has nothing to do with the jobs rate. These are not people who are out looking for work in the first place. They are just plain criminals who watch what's going on around them and see how easy it is now to get away with these crimes.

  • mikeyj Jun 21, 2011

    Stevedan: I think that would be a hint at "profiling". A survey of crime rates just in NC since the 2008 election of Obama and unemployment benies being cut would be eye candy. BUT I am sure some would consider that would be "racial profiling" heh.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Jun 21, 2011

    It's just a suggestion, but if businesses would locate their cameras a bit lower it would help identify suspects more easily.

  • Harrison Bergeron Jun 21, 2011

    Kudos to the IHOP worker for getting up and dusting himself off after that beating.