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Nightclub robbery leads to Raleigh chase, four arrests

Posted June 17, 2011

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— An armed robbery at a Raleigh nightclub early Friday led to a 12-mile chase and the arrest of four suspects, police said.

Three men and a woman robbed a man at Club VIP around 1:30 a.m. and then drove away, police said. The suspects took off when officers tried to stop them at Dawson and Cabarrus streets.

Police said the chase lasted a little more than 10 minutes and reached speeds up to 85 mph.

The suspects' car stopped after running over stopsticks laid by Wake County sheriff's deputies on U.S. Highway 401, near Meadow Drive, police said.

Officers took all four suspects into custody. Their names and the charges they face haven't been released yet.


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  • ejs198022 Jun 22, 2011

    LOL at hunter38!!!!

  • hunter38 Jun 17, 2011

    If you run from the po-po at least get a ride that has more go-go.....I mean a Cavalier?? really...even going down hill in a hurricane that thing is slow.....haaaaa

  • h3ardita11b4 Jun 17, 2011

    wow. there are clubs in the area? very, very surprising...

  • smack Jun 17, 2011

    hunter38- HAHA agreed.

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  • Jakethesnake Jun 17, 2011

    the violence at these hip hop clubs is out of hand. shut them all down already.

  • hunter38 Jun 17, 2011

    Not surprised...."Club VIP" I think we all know the deal here. Suspects have probably been in and out of the justice system since their first steps.

  • SARCASTICLES Jun 17, 2011

    What's even MORE hilarious than Henry Gibson in a Nazi uniform, clutching a Luger, driving a Pinto? ;)

  • wa4dou Jun 17, 2011

    "They tried to outrun the cops in an old Cavalier? Obviously they didn't think that whole "escape thing" through very well."

    Criminals don't appear to do any thinking.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Jun 17, 2011

    Geez Th3 Postman, lighten up. It was a joke. Sorry if you were offended. Spend a lot of time at the Club VIP do you?