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Knightdale police seek help in identifying robbery suspects

Posted November 1, 2012

— Knightdale police are seeking the public's help in identifying two men accused of robbing a convenience store Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, two two men stood outside the ASA Food Mart on Poole Road until it emptied about 4:15 p.m, then they went in and demanded money. One of the men had a semi-automatic chrome handgun, and police said both men should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Witnesses described the men as 25 to 30-year-old black men who stood between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. One man was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants and a black toboggan, and the other man wore a dark-colored jacket with a large Ford logo on the back, dark pants and a multi-colored toboggan. Police said both men had on white T-shirts underneath their jackets. 

The two men left the scene in a medium blue Chrysler, which police said may have been a 300M. It had large chrome rims and dark-tinted windows. 

The vehicle was last seen traveling west toward Raleigh on Poole Road. 

Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Knightdale Police Department at 919-217-2261. A reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest.

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  • computer trainer Nov 2, 8:26 a.m.

    two men stood outside the ASA Food Mart on Poole Road until it emptied about 4:15 p.m- If you worked at a store like this, or owned a store like this, WHY would you allow loitering like this? Sorry, but if they saw these people hanging around, then they should have called the police BEFORE they were robbed!

  • miseem Nov 1, 7:01 p.m.

    day - and when most of these camera shots are crystal clear (like they can be), there will be fewer robberies and murders in these stores. Of course, you will always have your masked/hooded bandits, but as I said, outside cameras may help in that.

  • daycock Nov 1, 6:16 p.m.

    Miseem - You are correct. I myself do CCTV work and cannot get customers to understand the importance of such things as camera placement / quality of the camera that needs to be used to achieve the what they want to capture. Instead they rather go buy the cheap ones and install them themselves. As a result of that, they don't get a clear picture of the person nor a picture of the incident.

  • miseem Nov 1, 5:06 p.m.

    This might be a situation that an outside camera would be better than what they had inside. There's so much clutter on the counter you can hardly see the robbers. Other than the Ford logo, their description is pretty vague. However, a picture of the car and wheels might have them nailed.