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Raleigh police offer reward for assist with kidnapping case

Posted July 22, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014

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— Raleigh police are offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest of a man who kidnapped a McDonald's employee July 2 and forced her to drive to the restaurant in Holly Springs so he could rob the business.

The woman, whose name was withheld by police, arrived home about 12:30 a.m. after finishing her shift when the man confronted her at gunpoint. She drove him back to the restaurant, which was closed.

Police said when man got out of her car, she drove away. She was shot during her escape and drove herself to a hospital. Her injuries were not life-threatening.

Mark Andrews, spokesman for the Town of Holly Springs, said the man did not get inside the restaurant or steal anything from the property.

Holly Springs and Raleigh police are working together to find the gunman. The description of the man was vague, but he was short and thin and armed with a silver revolver.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-1051.


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  • Kristin Byrne Jul 23, 2014
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    Her home was in Raleigh, which this article leaves out. She was supposedly followed home from work in HS to her home in Raleigh, then forced at gunpoint to drive back to HS.

    The reason I say supposedly is because the situation just seems fishy. Holly Springs to Raleigh to Holly Springs is a bit of a hike, so it would seem likely that the two knew each other. It would seem like a very big risk someone would take to cover that distance.

  • angieb Jul 23, 2014

    For those who think the employee was involved, I guess she shot herself to make it look more real! Also the gunman didn't enter the restaurant, and nothing was stolen. Yea, fishy! SMH!

  • disgusted2010 Jul 23, 2014

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    So says the Minister of Propaganda and law enforcement hater extraordinaire.

  • disgusted2010 Jul 23, 2014

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    And if so, you will uphold her and say law enforcement "profiled" her.

  • disgusted2010 Jul 23, 2014

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    More bunk from WRAL's Ministry of Propaganda. Does your hatred of law enforcement know no bounds?

  • Super Hans Jul 23, 2014

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    They're too busy catching speeders and profiling people of color.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 23, 2014

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    Other stories earlier said she'd been cleared.

    What makes you STILL think she's involved then?

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jul 23, 2014

    This is confusing to me.
    He confronted her at her home in Holly Springs. Right (or not)?
    She drove him to the restaurant in Holly Springs. Right?

    1. Does the restaurant not have outside security so they could grab a camera shot of the guy? (Maybe not)

    2. Once she drove off, did no one notice a man hoofing it at 12:30am, cause he had to walk to get from the restaurant elsewhere. He sure wouldn't have wanted to stay in the viscinity of either her home OR the restaurant.

  • Super Hans Jul 23, 2014

    I'll bet she's involved somehow.

  • WralCensorsAreBias Jul 23, 2014

    It sure would be nice if the police could solve crimes without begging for the help from citizens. DO YOUR DANG JOB!