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Armed robbers strike Raleigh jewelry store

Posted February 17, 2012

Raleigh police investigate an armed robbery at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, 415 Daniels St. in Cameron Village, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
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— Police are investigating a Friday morning armed robbery at a Cameron Village jewelry store in Raleigh.

Three men entered Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, at 415 Daniels St., shortly after 10 a.m., police said. A woman who called 911 told the dispatcher that all three wore ski masks and were carrying handguns and a rubber mallet.

"They busted our cases. They took a bunch of diamonds, I mean big diamonds," the woman said.

She could provide only sketchy descriptions of the robbers, noting, "We were all running for cover."

A fourth man was waiting outside the jewelry store in a metallic-colored Hyundai without a license plate, which police said was stolen from Bobby Murray Chevrolet on Capital Boulevard. The robbers ran out of the store, jumped into the car and sped off, the caller said.

The robbers ditched the car at a nearby YMCA on Hillsborough Street before switching to a dark-colored van a short time later, according to police.

Bailey's posted a sign saying the store was "temporarily closed for inventory." The store reopened by 2:30 p.m. No other information was released.

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  • SunnyDays Feb 17, 2012

    I work in CV, and I am so thankful that everyone at Bailey's is physically alright, it could have been so much worse. Glad all lives were spared. The Bailey's are a fine family and they have a wonderful staff.

  • susanshomeplace Feb 17, 2012

    I have had the pleasure of being a Bailey's customer a few times. While I do not know the family members personally, I do know that they have worked hard and with integrity to become successful. They have also employed people who are knowledgable and go out of their way to be helpful. Thank heaven's none of them were physically injured. For those of you who seem to think someone was holding a political rally - good grief - how pathetic.

  • Hans Feb 17, 2012

    I propose a law prohibiting men from entering jewelry stores.

  • okemooutlaw44 Feb 17, 2012

    Remy-any time a perp walks in a store with robbery in mind everyone in the store IS in danger!!!!

  • heremeaj Feb 17, 2012

    10 am is the target time for so many jewelry store robbery incidents. Scary. And where was the security guard that is at Bailey's every time I have ever been there?

  • joeydirtwood Feb 17, 2012

    I miss "old" Raleigh a lot.

  • storchheim Feb 17, 2012

    "Criminals shooting back, innocents (perhaps children)caught in the crossfire."

    O/T, but why is everything supposed to stop for, and revolve around, children? Are adults less valuable than children? When you have no arguments left on your side, drag out "Won't someone PLEEEEEEZE think of TheChildren!!!!"

  • Coretta Scott Thing Feb 17, 2012

    If the employees were armed authorities would be counting bodies. GoGreen

    Yeah!, the employee's bodies!

  • miketroll3572 Feb 17, 2012

    "All you "pro-NRA gun toting" people need to realize that even carrying a gun doesn't guarantee you that you'll win or come out on top during an attempted robbery!"

    Mabey, but at least I have a fighting chance for myself, my family and my belongings.

  • Justitia Feb 17, 2012

    Someone needs to take all of this material and turn it into a movie script . . . .

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