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Fayetteville man charged in pawn shop robbery

Posted July 10, 2008
Updated July 11, 2008

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— Cumberland County Sheriff’s detectives have charged a suspect in connection with the armed robbery of a Spring Lake pawn shop last month.

Rubin Dale Bend Jr., 20, of 6213 Rhemish Drive, was arrested Wednesday.

Investigators say Bend was linked to the crime after attempting to sell items he had allegedly stolen from the robbery at Parkers Pawn on Highway 210.

A nationwide Internet program called “Leads On-Line,” used by law enforcement to track the sale of items in area pawn shops, helped locate Bend.

Detectives say two masked men entered Parker Pawn shortly after 9 a.m. on June 25. Both were armed as one of the bandits held employees hostage with a shotgun while inside the business.

Bend was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $55,000 secured bond. Detectives said they expect more arrests as the investigation continues.


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  • Jermaniac Jul 10, 2008

    Its the black Robin Hood.

  • Meandmytwo Jul 10, 2008

    Fyiarp~~~, I agree with you. Very nice earrings and they probably are not his. He was so smart that he was saleing the jewlry. What a dumb criminal. He's looks digusted now that he has been caught.

  • jbirdnc Jul 10, 2008

    Wow, went in at 9AM to rob them? I'm amazed he was even up at that hour. Must have been a hard night at the party, and he never went to bed.

  • fyiarp Jul 10, 2008

    Nice earrings.

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Jul 10, 2008

    So.... we have a thief stealing from thieves? Now this IS an interesting twist.