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Fuquay-Varina Internet café robbed

Posted November 30, 2010

Police in Fuquay-Varina are looking for a man who robbed an Internet café early Monday.

The robbery happened around 2:27 a.m. at Internet Sweepstakes Café, 1364 N. Main St.

A man wearing gloves and using a flowered pillow case as a mask fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash, investigators said.

Three customers and an employee were at the café at the time.

There was no description of a suspect as of Tuesday morning.


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  • Sherlock Nov 30, 2010

    That ok, they are closing tonight and will not need the cask to pay out, glad no one was hurt. It is true about the name, I have been in several of these"cafe" and no were did I see a hook up to the internet, that was just a name to call them to get around the law.

  • bricemsayssam Nov 30, 2010

    I'm REALLY tired of the way WRAL, and the N&O also, describe these gambling parlors as "Internet Cafe's". They are, pure and simple, gambling establishments, period, end of sentence.

    An "Internet Cafe" is an establishment which is both a cafe/coffeeshop AND a business which provides both internet access, usually in the way of WiFi across a broadband connection, and which might also rent time on its own equipment, for customers to access and use the 'net, in legal activities.

    Can't ANYONE get their stories right anymore?

  • Justin T. Nov 30, 2010

    "Was it a virtual robbery? Did they take bytes or bits?" --They stole the whole internet. The only reason GOLO is still working is thanks to their redundant arrays of back up servers.

  • tjhiggs68 Nov 30, 2010

    internet cafe aka casino online...thats why it was open.

  • Seenenuff Nov 30, 2010

    A flowered pillow case as a mask? How sweet.

  • Eduardo1 Nov 30, 2010

    did not know that anything was open at that hour!

  • meargle Nov 30, 2010

    During the day, that parking lot is where officers meet. Sometimes you'll see a few dozen cars there at a time.

    At night...there is rarely a cop to be found. And as someone who use to work without spitting distance of this "cafe"...shady folks are about.

  • slappywhite Nov 30, 2010

    way to go barry

  • yourwish Nov 30, 2010

    2:30 am??? What is this place even doing open at that hour?

  • timbo10.0 Nov 30, 2010

    How did he get away? I can't seem to go anywhere near F/V without seeing the Police.