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Police seek suspect in Brier Creek armed robbery

Posted December 21, 2010

— A family was robbed at gunpoint Dec. 14 as they were getting out of their car at the Pei Wei Asian Bistro in the 10000 block of Little Brier Creek Lane, Raleigh police said Tuesday.

Police are asking for the public's help to identify the suspect by releasing surveillance photos taken about 30 minutes after the robbery.

The photos were taken at a convenience store in the 2300 block of Highway 55 in Durham where the suspect attempted to use one of the victims' credit card. Witnesses said he traveled in a white four-door sedan to and from the store.

Police did not specify whether he was driving the car.

He was wearing a black jacket with a brightly colored Mountain Dew logos on the front and back.

Police spokesperson Jim Sughrue said this is the fourth robbery in the Brier Creek area since September.

On September 25, a woman reported a purse snatching.

On Nov. 12 and Dec. 9, two people making business deposits at the Wachovia bank at Brier Creek Commons shopping center were robbed. A weapon was present in both cases.

Although the cases are similar, police cannot be sure the same person committed both robberies, Sughrue said.

Anyone with information about any of these robberies is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.


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  • btneast Dec 22, 2010

    Brier Creek is maybe a mile from the Durham County line.....I guess the aura of crime from Durham is spreading....LOL

  • WakeCountyRedNeck Dec 22, 2010

    glockedup - Now that's what I like to hear! Instant Justice!

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Dec 22, 2010

    This isn't this guy's first robbery. He's looking down as he enters the store and the hood is up making it very difficult to clearly see his face. That jacket is probably in the dumpster by now.

    I work and shop near Brier Creek and always thought it was safe. I guess because it's on the very edge of Durham that it's become a target of thieves. Raleigh police don't put up with half the mess that Durham allows.

  • JAT Dec 22, 2010

    and this happened way last week - wonder why they didn't post his photo then?

  • glockedup Dec 22, 2010

    I hope he tries to rob me. He won't have to worry about going to court in this world.

  • onyourheels2 Dec 22, 2010

    if the getaway car had 88 on the side of it, i know who he was.

  • Just another bad guy Dec 22, 2010

    Great. Now I will have to return all of those Mountain Dew jackets I bought my family for Christmas.

  • JAT Dec 22, 2010

    And there are boatloads of people who know who this guy is and will not turn him in. They are guilty of every crime he commits from here forward. What don't they get about looking out for society; that the cops aren't the bad people, it's their own friend!

  • evanthemack Dec 21, 2010

    What did the guy look like? Black, White, Asian, Latino...?

  • makeitright Dec 21, 2010

    conceal carry. pass it on.