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Police seek suspect in failed Raleigh robberies

Posted January 6

Police said that during a period around 6 p.m. the man entered three businesses, implied he was armed, and attempted to commit robberies. None of the attempts were successful.
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— Raleigh police are seeking public assistance in locating a man who attempted to rob three businesses Tuesday evening.

Police said that during a period around 6 p.m. the man entered three businesses, implied he was armed, and attempted to commit robberies. None of the attempts were successful.

The crimes occurred at the Oreck Vacuum store at 8321 Brier Creek Parkway, a Subway restaurant at 7850 Alexander Promenade, and Plato’s Closet at 7929 Skyland Ridge Parkway.

After the final attempt, the man was seen fleeing into a nearby wooded area, police said.

The man is described as being 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a medium build and blond or light-brown facial hair or stubble.

Anybody with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.

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  • Janet Ghumri Jan 7, 2016
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    Yup, James, looks like WRAL hasn't gotten all the news. Downtown/ east Raleigh and Downtown/east Durham are both places to avoid. It has nothing to do with color, it's the mentality that prevails in those areas.
    Durham has some beautiful areas, and Duke Hospital is the epitome of what a hospital should be. It's sad that we hear more about Durham crime than almost anywhere else in the state (except maybe Fayetteville). Charlotte, Greensboro, Statesville, Wilmington, Hillsborough, heck, they all have crime, but it just doesn't seem to make headlines. I guess Durham-ites must grow a thicker skin than the rest. It's not fair.

  • James Scandrick Jan 7, 2016
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    Talk about biased reporting, did they just overlook this? I guess to not portray Raleigh in a negative light: http://abc11.com/news/two-hurt-in-separate-raleigh-shootings/1149547/

  • James Scandrick Jan 7, 2016
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    Once again, lack of crime and reporting on behalf of WRAL, what about the murder that took place last night? Where are all the Durham bashers. Like I keep saying, funny how people can overlook their own, to comment on others. It's a systemic degrading. Oh well, my point is proven!!! Now it'll turn to black vs white, east Raleigh vs north Raleigh, when the point is, it's crime and murder, just like Durham.

  • Jacob Smith Jan 6, 2016
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    Hey - C'mon now - with clear surveillance footage like that how long can it take?

    The perpetrator is obviously SASQUACH - and all they need do is to follow the "big footsteps".

  • Janet Ghumri Jan 6, 2016
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    Three strikes, you're out, Mr. Wanna be a Robber. Sounds like a kid to me. I hope he's caught (maybe even by his parents) so that he can learn that you can't make this your career.