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Mebane jewelry store workers hurt during robbery attempt

Posted July 19, 2013

— Two employees of a Mebane jewelry store were injured Friday during an attempted robbery, police said.

Two men entered Ashley & Co. Jewelers, in the Kingsdown Commons shopping center on Millstead Drive, shortly before noon and were browsing through the store for a while before one pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, witnesses told police.

Employees got into a fight with the robbers, and one employee was punched in the face and a second was sprayed in the face with pepper spray, police said.

The robbers then fled the store, without any money or merchandise. Police said they drove off in a silver 2002 Dodge Intrepid with tinted windows and minor front-end damage.

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  • djofraleigh Jul 22, 10:46 a.m.

    (continuing thought) I say, hiding racist feelings is common, & should be shown so it can be faced, and can be deleted.

    Then again, if shaping stereotypes is in effect by WRAL censorship, then stop noting the age or sex of criminals. Men certainly are typed as the criminally inclined sex, based on facts or not. Younger men even more so. Yet, can we judge fairly any individual by the group?

    Who, or what group is pressuring WRAL to censor the news? Is that wise? Is that wrong? Is that right? What else is not being reported? I'm pressuring WRAL to not censor the facts. Am I wrong or right? At least, WRAL should state their policy.

  • djofraleigh Jul 22, 10:44 a.m.

    I have to imagine why. President Obama might have stated it. People develop stereotypes based on news reports. Maybe WRAL doesn't trust its readers to not develop racial stereotypes? Maybe WRAL doesn't want to elicit racist comments?

    Yes, it is wrong to judge any group by any one individual of that group, yet there is a tendency to do so. Germans suffer Hitler, eg.

    Also, comments do reveal racist remarks, & offend. While everyone, both black & white, deny being racist, everyone is, I think, to some degree, if they note race, even showing it by bending over backward not to be, which is still racially based.

  • djofraleigh Jul 22, 10:43 a.m.

    Why is WRAL censoring news reports?

    Once, when no race was given of criminals being sought despite it being apparent race was known and reported to the police, I assumed the race to be the majority race, ie, white. Nowadays, I'm assuming the opposite.

    WRAL describes the robbers' car & sex. Since WRAL seems to have a secret policy to not state the race of sought criminals when possible, why do they include the sex?

    Two people robbed store...two people fled in ....

  • tatermommy52 Jul 19, 5:38 p.m.

    Is there a description of the suspects or were they invisible.