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Man charged with stealing more than $3K in crab legs from Raleigh market

Posted March 4

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— A Raleigh man has been charged with stealing more than $3,000 in crab legs from Capital Seafood, police said.

According to an arrest warrant, Artiss Marquette Barbour, of Calloway Drive, stole boxes and bags of crab legs on three separate occasions between January and March from the Maywood Avenue seafood market.

Barbour is charged with three counts each of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering.

The most recent theft, which happened on Friday, involved more than $900 in crab legs, police said.

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  • Janet Ghumri Mar 6, 2016
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    I'm not sure if I should be proud, or disappointed in WRAL, for this story . Proud of the restraint the writer used on the story, or Disappointed that the obvious humor in the situation was not tapped.
    I would have loved to see a title such as
    "Cluster thefts solved, man netted pinching 3K worth of crablegs. Owner steamed!"

  • Janet Ghumri Mar 5, 2016
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    Actually, with the price of crab legs, he could've eaten them all.
    Where was he stealing the butter from? Can't have crablegs without butter. ...

  • Robert Fotch Jr Mar 5, 2016
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    I like a crab that doesn't get gaught!

  • Betsey Duggins Mar 4, 2016
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    Look for the dealer/market he is selling them to. Nobody can keep that many crab legs for themselves. Competitor perhaps.

  • Larry Fellers Mar 4, 2016
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    He must really like crab legs!

  • Kevin Weidner Mar 4, 2016
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    Cause if your gonna steal, keep going back to the same place over and over. They will probably never notice...

  • Jim Hinnant Mar 4, 2016
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    Jameis Winston's uncle?

  • Nathaniel Hopkins Mar 4, 2016
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    where my legs be??

  • David McCabe Mar 4, 2016
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    You know what they say...

    "I gotta eat"

  • Nathaniel Hopkins Mar 4, 2016
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    think of all the crabs out there crawling around without legs