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Man sought in robbery at NC agriculture office

Posted June 14, 2012

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— The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a robbery at the agriculture building in Raleigh last month.

Brian Long, public affairs director for the agriculture department, said someone broke into the building, at 2 W. Edenton St., on May 26 and stole cellphones and a backpack from some offices.

Security cameras captured images of the man. Anyone with information about who he might be should contact the department's public safety office at 919-839-4508.

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  • tired2 Jun 14, 2012

    No worries...based on our gov'ts methods of tracking what it owns, it may break even after an audit

  • sammyg Jun 14, 2012

    When caught he should have to work in the fields...

  • copperino Jun 14, 2012

    Maybe by IMPROPER use some would call this a robbery, but not by definition. This was not a robbery.

  • djofraleigh Jun 14, 2012

    WRAL, get your facts straight. A robbery, by definition, is a larceny from the person with force. -- COMMENT

    By definition and popular use, this was a robbery.

    IF I come into work and the place is sacked, I say "We were robbed." Maybe one day, we'll all say, "a breaking & entering, then larceny has occurred on our premises."

    Once the "robber" is caught, and charged, then the legal terminology comes into play. The print media is restrained by space of type, and "Rob" is such a short word as opposed to Breaking and Entering, and "B&E" is vernacular not used by all, so we are stuck.

    I'll give odds that more time has been spent by we first4 posters than the reporter had for the story in the first place.

  • OneLove Jun 14, 2012

    I wonder if they just noticed things missing now?

  • dwntwnboy Jun 14, 2012

    If I remember right, the Capital Police used to be the ones who protected these buildings....until the force was cut to nothing. Can't complain when you cut the protective forces then you have crimes.

  • disgusted2010 Jun 14, 2012

    WRAL, get your facts straight. A robbery, by definition, is a larceny from the person with force. This is a breaking, entering and larceny. I guess Robbery makes for better headlines. So much for facts with our modern media.