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Two sought in Raleigh store robbery, fatal shootout

Posted October 3, 2008

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— Police on Friday were searching for two men involved in a Thursday night robbery in which one suspected robber was killed.

Authorities were trying to determine if the men were responsible for other holdups.

Three men entered the Tienda Hispana Mi Barrio II, at 3913 Western Blvd., and tried to rob a clerk, police said. The clerk pulled out a handgun and exchanged gunfire with one of the suspected robbers, police said.

The clerk and the gunman each fired at least one shot, police said, and the gunman was hit. He died at the scene.

The clerk and another store employee weren't injured. No customers were in the store at the time.

The other two robbers fled the scene.

Police were trying to identify the three men Friday. They released images from a store security camera of the three, but declined to disclose which one had been killed, saying they haven't notified family members because they don't know who he is.

Garner police were working with Raleigh investigators to determine if the suspected robbers were linked to other holdups in recent weeks.

Two men robbed an Exxon convenience store on U.S. Highway 70 on Sept. 23 and the White Oak Mart on White Oak Road on Sept. 26. There have been several other robberies in Wake County, too, authorities said.

Anyone who can identify any of the three men or might have other information about the Tienda Hispana case is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department's Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.


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  • colliedave Oct 3, 2008

    Washington DC had banned them - and crime went from 66 murders per capita to 300 murders per capita.

    and the the name of their NBA team was changed from the Bullets (it had moved from Baltimore) to the Wizzards b/c of the gun-related crime rate

  • TheAdmiral Oct 3, 2008

    Ummmm.... I think if there is anyone here who believes that we should have strict gun controls - here's your sign.

    Crime goes down when people question if a person is carrying a gun or not.

    Washington DC had banned them - and crime went from 66 murders per capita to 300 murders per capita.

  • computer trainer Oct 3, 2008

    Thought for the day, if you don't know how to shoot, don't take a gun to do a robbery!!

  • airbornemonty Oct 3, 2008

    About time convenience store personnel started fighting back.
    I bet there will not be any more attempted robberies at the store in the future, too costly!

  • sillyone. Oct 3, 2008

    The clerk deserves a medal