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'Preppy' suspects sought in Fayetteville Street attack

Posted December 5, 2012
Updated December 6, 2012

— Police on Wednesday released surveillance photos of a group of men wanted in connection with an attack last month of a man outside a downtown Raleigh restaurant.

Josh Mosley, and a female friend were in front of La Volta Restaurant, at 411 Fayetteville St., around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 24, when several men attacked him as he tried to intervene after one of the men grabbed his friend's wallet from her purse. Fayetteville Street Surveillance Video Fayetteville Street surveillance photos

Mosley remembers nothing about the attack, but his friend, Mia Longo, said he was put in a headlock, hit in the head and kicked by the men. Mosely said the assault left him with bruises and memory loss.

Investigators said Wednesday that they are looking for five men – described as neatly dressed in a "preppy" fashion – who were captured on surveillance video around the time of the assault.

Longo said nothing about them made her think that they would be a threat.

"I wouldn't peg them to be doing something like this," she said.

In one of the photos, one of the unidentified men is shoving another. None of the photos shows the assault taking place.

Raleigh police are asking anyone who recognizes the men in the photos or who might have seen them elsewhere around the time of the assault to contact Raleigh Crime Stoppers on its website or by calling 919-834-4357.

"I hope somebody knows them and comes forward," Mosley said.


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  • jennysright Dec 7, 2012

    I know I have seen at least two of these guys before; the suit with the yellow tie and the yellow shirt guy. I believe they work in the BOA or BB&T building which would make sense because they would be returning to the parking garage in that area around 2:30AM after a night out. Police should check the parking garage cameras. I doubt these guys were walking south of Lenoir St. Another option was returning to the Marriott and they are all out-of-towners.

  • eric4625 Dec 6, 2012

    blue is laffing - I was thinking the same thing! Those security photos are terrible. It would be very difficult to recognize anyone from any of those photos. You'd think, with how far we have come with technology, security cameras would take better images nowadays.

  • superman Dec 6, 2012

    Five guys--I would have just given them what they wanted and hope they wouldnt injury me or kill me. Dont have enough cash that I would risk my health or life to keep.

  • bluecharger Dec 6, 2012

    um....worst surveillance photos ever?!?!?! Like Ma always says, ain't nothing good to be found out after 11

  • shakenbake68 Dec 6, 2012

    how about some captions beneath the pictures? Who is the victim? Who is the guy in yellow?

  • kermit60 Dec 6, 2012

    Jimmytwotimes: keep dreaming. Unless they have a significant criminal past and loosers for lawyers they will probably do no time at all.

  • Jimmytwotimes Dec 6, 2012

    Hopefully they will all do 10 years of hard time when caught. there is no way they won't be caught with those pictures out now. unless they were in town for one night and left that morning. hopefully not.

  • ifcdirector Dec 5, 2012

    There would be five dead preppies if they attacked me.

  • Lovey Dec 5, 2012

    The guys are criminals, they stole money that wasn't theirs and they severely injured someone. I hope they face their consequences soon. From their looks they will be able to afford to take an attorney with them. I hate that. PEACE.

  • Scubagirl Dec 5, 2012

    news says they 'appear to be 5 white guys'.

    But I have to say, the girl LEFT her purse on a chair and walked a few feet away. Now that doesn't excuse what the 5 guys did BUT it begs the question......WHAT was she thinking?