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Police: Robberies at Cary Town Center not connected

Posted January 9, 2011

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— Cary police said Sunday that two robberies in the parking lot at Cary Town Center do not appear to be related.

The attacks happened within minutes of one another at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, according to Lt. John Szymeczek.

In the first incident, a man approached a mall employee as he walked to his car, fought with him and ran from the scene. Szymeczek said the assailant robbed the mall employee, but he did not say what was stolen.

A few minutes later, another employee was confronted as she tried to make the night's deposit at a Wachovia ATM in the mall parking lot. The man grabbed the deposit bag and ran, Szymeczek said.

Neither victim was able to give police a detailed description of the attacker.


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  • notagain1903 Jan 10, 2011

    notagain1903 you sound almost gleeful that 2 people were victims of crime. Shame on you. Be Nice For A Change
    GOLO member since July 3, 2007
    January 10, 2011 11:28 a.m.
    WOW it looks like the prozac dispenser was empty this morning......

  • IzzMad2016 Jan 10, 2011

    notagain1903 you sound almost gleeful that 2 people were victims of crime. Shame on you. And just so you know, I don't know a soul in Cary that has ever said we are immune to crime. Contrary to what you Cary haters think, we don't consider ourselves any better than the next guy. Crime can happen anywhere....we get that. Sorry to burst your hating bubble.

  • csmac99 Jan 10, 2011

    I live in Cary and have no illusions about the potential for crime there or anywhere for that matter be it from the neighborhood or people trolling. I lock my car and house. I'm aware of my surroundings. The whole area will continue to grow and additional crimes like in the story come with that. There are no gates. Based on the location, whoever did it was probably on I40 within two minutes of the deposit snatch.

  • Check Yourself 1st Jan 10, 2011

    notagain- your screen name says it all...

    just the fact that this type of event garners attention at all should be a clue that it is unusual for the area. I'll never understand why a community that tries to provide the kind of protection for it's citizens that any town would want instead gets chastised for it. Everyone should maintain awareness of their surroundings anytime they are out. If you are paying attention to those around you, these guys pick up on that and wait for an easier pick. So all you trolls have a great time picking apart my post instead of holding down a job. Yeah, that probably was stirrin' the pot, but I couldn't help it. Oh...and it's my day off. Oh God, I'm wasting time on golo...that's it...I'm going to do something constructive...have a great day everyone.

  • WritNEWlaws Jan 10, 2011

    I use to work retail and you should ALWAYS have a back up when making any type of night or day deposit. These stores are too lax and relying on one employee. Wake up amd protect yourselves!

  • notagain1903 Jan 10, 2011

    Welcome to the real world Cary. You thought that it is a safe place to forget about crime. Look into your backyard it is right there in front of you!! I guess they will never find these guys because it doesn't involve sitting behind a computer to find them. What are you going to do now that they need some law enforcement other than writing tickets and surfing the web?? Looks like Durham is now #2 on the list......

  • ICURCRK Jan 10, 2011

    might not have been the same guy, but I bet they were together.

  • LuvLivingInCary Jan 10, 2011

    don't worry. the cary police has someone with a network sniffer monitoring all resident's internet traffic. to bad they can't catch the other types of dangerous crimes.