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Police Hope New Photo Produces Leads in Store Burglaries

Posted May 31, 2007

— Raleigh police hope a new, high-quality surveillance photo will help generate leads in a burglary case involving a North Raleigh Alltel store.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on May 8, police said, two men broke into the store at 4412 Falls of Neuse Road and stole about $1,000 worth of cellular phones.

Surveillance photos from the Raleigh Alltel store show one man wearing a brown baseball cap, blue jeans and a shirt that appears to have pink or purple stripes. The second man is wearing a brown hooded jacket, blue jeans and a dark-colored baseball cap.

The new photo, recently obtained by the Knightdale Police Department, shows two men buying large trashcans that appear to be identical to those police said used in the phone store burglaries.

Similar crimes also have been reported in Cary, Knightdale, Clayton and Fayetteville. In several of those cases, the assailants had known similarities in appearance and clothing, including the distinctive shirt with horizontal stripes in the new photo.

Anyone with information that might assist investigators should contact the Raleigh Police Department at 919-890-3555, Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME, or police in Cary, Clayton, Knightdale or Fayetteville.


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  • salut2daking Jun 1, 2007

    What can U do with stolen cell phones. They can be traced!!!!!!!!!

  • salut2daking Jun 1, 2007

    Very handsome guys. Such a shame they may end up in prison. Why do people have to do these things. Lord help them.

  • nosouthernershere May 31, 2007

    Forgetaboutit, yes, you have to have a brain, does not mean you have to be capable of using the brain in order to own a gun. i know at least 3 people that own guns that I would consider to be brain-dead. The only reason having a brain is required to own a gun is usually if you don't have a brain, you're dead. Lots of irresponsible people own guns. There is no place on a gun permit application to fill in you IQ.
    lizard, you determined what's happening to these phones??? Where did you figure out that they are going anywhere other than the local flea market?

  • ncgirl28540 May 31, 2007

    You know of course these phones are going overseas maybe. They use them to trigger IEDs to blow up our troops.


    And you know they are going overseas based on their apperance?? How persumptious...and pompus! These very well could be American citizens...dont be so quick to make conculsions based on what "they look like" how ignorant

  • ncgirl28540 May 31, 2007

    What nationality or race is he ... I can't make a racial joke till I figure it out!Da Answer


  • lizard May 31, 2007

    You know of course these phones are going overseas maybe. They use them to trigger IEDs to blow up our troops.

  • 2late May 31, 2007

    looks like Sammy Sosa....and his twin brother

  • casp3r May 31, 2007

    Yeah, Id like an order of 2 trash cans , some fries and a choc. shake. Yes Id like to biggie size that thanks.

  • nosouthernershere May 31, 2007

    sounds like it might be a big Coincidence. would not want to put someone under the microscope just because they wore the same kind of clothing as someone who committed a crime. That is the same as making everyone that wear levi's a suspect because a suspect wore blue jeans.

  • happy May 31, 2007

    Guys...read the story again. The photo isn't from the burlary. The photo is from a store that they went in to buy large trash cans. They later broke into the Alltell store.