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Durham store clerk assaulted; police seek suspect

Posted September 6, 2010

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— A convenience store clerk was injured during an assault Monday afternoon at the Buy Quick Food Mart, 103 W. Cornwallis Road, according to police.

The unknown suspect beat the clerk with a gun, according to Durham Watch Commander Lt. Williams. Emergency crews took the clerk, whose name was not released, to Duke University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries

The store's supervisor wasn't sure if the suspect got away with anything, Williams said. No other information was released.

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  • landric Sep 7, 2010

    Weetie said-"Everyday ther are at least 2 articles of violence in Durham. What's the problem there? Can't the police dept or someone get rid of the hoodlums there?"

    The problem isn't the police. North Carolina's structured sentencing system doesn't allow significant prison time in most cases, even for repeat offenders. Its up to the legislature to correct the sentencing problems (and they won't) and the courts to impose the toughest sentences they can on repeat offenders (they often don't, not that under the current law the "toughest sentence" is particularly tough).

    Probation is seriously over used (which is why probation officers are so overworked and offenders often slip through the cracks). The police arrest the same people over and over again, they make bond, and they keep being criminals.

  • Weetie Sep 7, 2010

    Everyday ther are at least 2 articles of violence in Durham. What's the problem there? Can't the police dept or someone get rid of the hoodlums there?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 7, 2010

    justcommonsense, anyone can use statistics to spray air freshener on poo. Of course Raleigh and Charlotte will have higher crime numbers since they have a MUCH larger population than Durham. But if you REALLY want to see the truth, look up the same data again and report back to us on the 'per capita' crime rates. That would tell you what your odds would be of being a victim of crime in that city. I don't expect we will here from you, or anyone else singing Durham's praises.

  • Trabman_san Sep 7, 2010

    Restore the Constitution. Removed ALL the liberal "Infringements" on the law abiding citizens and allow those that choose to carry guns, carry them! Problem solved!

    Yes.... at first there will be some dead folks. Dead "BAD FOLKS" who try to rob, rape, steal, etc. But it won't take long before the message is sent Loud & Clear.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 7, 2010

    "A convenience store clerk was injured during an assault Monday afternoon at the Buy Quick Food Mart,..."
    "The unknown suspect beat the clerk with a gun,..."

    This shouldn't be news. Also should have an article title that reads, "Man ticketed for speeding on Durham Expressway". Anything that happens regularly is NOT shocking and shouldn't be news.

  • colliedave Sep 6, 2010

    I wish people would/could get jobs instead of wasting away their lifes wanting something for nothing and hurting others. My prayers to the store clerk and their family. Nana

    as long as the gobberment keeps giving these hoods money, they have no incentive to find work. take away food stamps and let them go hungry for a couple of days they will take any kind of work that comes along

  • ccs1920 Sep 6, 2010

    Without Duke's ER, Durham would have a higher murder rate than Baltimore or Washington DC.

  • justcommonsense Sep 6, 2010

    For those that believe Durham has the worst crime rate, think again. It's just that we hear about those crimes more from the media.

    Raleigh and Charolotte have their fair share of crime as well. 2009 data:

    Violent Crime- 1,877 Property Crimes- 12,746

    Durham:
    Violent Crime- 1,591 Property Crimes- 12,083

    Charlotte:
    Violent Crime- 7,280 Property Crimes- 45,537

    So, it is perception based on the information provided (or NOT) by the media.

    With that said, it does seem that things are getting more fired up recently. This is a shame and I agree that punishments need to be swifter and harsher. I'm trying to find data on how many of the crimes occurring are due to those with previous records who have been released for various reasons.

  • kbrianf Sep 6, 2010

    justinm - then maybe you should take the rest of North Carolina and go somewhere else with it.

  • WHEEL Sep 6, 2010

    Until Obama gets the system up to get all these thugs their checks on time it is just going to get worse.

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