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Customers detain Spring Lake robber armed with baseball bat

Posted September 15, 2015

Spring Lake Police said that Warren Edward Pharoah, 17, of 410 Virginia Drive walked into the Family Store located at 205 Skyland Shopping Center at about 8:30 p.m. armed with an aluminum baseball bat
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— A man was arrested Saturday for attempting to rob a Spring Lake store while armed with a baseball bat, according to police.

Spring Lake Police said that Warren Edward Pharoah, 17, of 410 Virginia Drive walked into the Family Store located at 205 Skyland Shopping Center at about 8:30 p.m. armed with an aluminum baseball bat. He then demanded money from the clerk and, at one point, struck the counter with the bat while demanding that the clerk comply.

Two unidentified customers in the store at the time overpowered Pharoah and took the bat from him. They then detained Pharoah until officers arrived.

Pharoah was arrested and charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is currently being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $20,000 secured bond.

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  • William James Sep 16, 2015
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    This is the kind of violence that demands we have stricter common sense baseball bat laws, background and Psy screening to keep weapons like this out of the hands of teen aged boys. Its getting out of hand, just the other day I saw an entire gang of little boys armed with baseball bats, wearing gang colors chanting West Raleigh Little League and proclaiming their territory with the chilling sound of baseball cards roaring through bicycle spokes. Also, there's a new gang called the boy scouts who proudly display badges for fire starting, archery, target shooting, and outdoor skills, clearly a paramilitary pro-separatist group and the girl scouts are worse, their plan is to gradually kill off the elder population with diabetes acquired from their cookies and overcharge us for health care.