At least two sought in string of Raleigh robberies
Posted November 15, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police investigators are looking for at least two men who they believe might be involved in seven armed robberies and an attempted robbery at convenience stores and chain restaurants within the past three weeks.
In each case, the men have taken steps to conceal their appearances, wearing bulky coats and bandanas, and have used a combination of long guns and handguns during each crime, police said. There have been not been any reports of injuries.
Investigators said they want to stop the men before the crimes become violent.
"Obviously because firearms are involved, we're really concerned for the potential of danger of the public, to the clerks, the people working, the people in the neighborhood," Sgt. M. J. Jackson said.
The first robbery happened at 11:09 p.m. Oct. 26 at Papa John's, at 5260 Capital Blvd. Five days later, on Oct. 31, Peace Street Market, at 804 W. Peace St., was robbed at 11:45 p.m.
In the Peace Street Market robbery, one of the men was wearing a blue NBA "throwback" jacket with the logo for the Syracuse Nationals on the back. The jacket is believed to have "1949" on the left sleeve and "NBA" on the right sleeve. The man was wearing dark-colored jeans and dark-colored Converse Chuck Taylor-style high-top shoes with white trim.
An Exxon at 4301 New Bern Ave. was the target of an attempted robbery at 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 6. Less than a half-hour later, at 1:39 a.m., the Circle K at 2400 Spring Forest Road was robbed.
Domino's Pizza, at 4339 Falls of Neuse Road, was also robbed at 9:52 p.m. on Nov. 6.
Sophie's Deli, at 3130 Integrity Drive, was robbed Nov. 8 at 8:59 p.m. In that case, police said, witnesses saw only one of the men.
The most recent robberies happened Saturday, shortly after midnight, at the Circle K at 2600 Lake Boone Trail and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Roma's Pizzeria, on 3805 Brentwood Road. Police said a third man was involved in the Circle K robbery.
Cary police are also working with Raleigh police to see if a convenience store robbery involving two men might be related to the Raleigh crimes.
Anyone with information about the crimes can call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.