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Pawn shop thieves sought in Spring Lake

Posted June 26, 2008

— Two masked men robbed a Spring Lake pawn shop Wednesday, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators said the men entered Parker Pawn on N.C. Highway 210 North shortly after 9 a.m.

One held a shotgun on employees while the other smashed a glass display case and took an undetermined amount of jewelry.

The men were last seen fleeing on foot into the Eva Circle area of Spring Lake.

Detectives have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of the suspects.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • smalldogsrule Jun 27, 2008

    I have just one question, Who are these guys going to sell the jewelry to?

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Jun 27, 2008

    One day I happened into a local pawn shop in Garner next to Lowe's and right there in the open was a tool with our company name out there for all to see. It seems there are more laws protecting thieves and their "fence" (aka pawn shop owners) than law abiding citizens. After I couldn't "prove" the tool had been stolen, they offered to sell it to me. Is America a great place or what?

  • smokie_robinson Jun 26, 2008

    LoL @ reelhillbilly

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Jun 26, 2008

    This is a great story! Thieves stealing from thieves. What could be more ironic?