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Police Seek Suspect in Raleigh Hold-Ups

Posted July 31, 2007

— Raleigh police are asking for help in solving a string of armed robberies at convenience stores that they believe are related.

Nine convienence stores saw seven robberies and two attempted robberies from early June to this week, said investigators.

Stores on New Bern Avenue were targeted five times, while robbers struck once at stores on Falls of Neuse Road, Peace Street, St. Mary’s Street and Hillsborough Street, police said.

Witnesses reported one suspect in eight of the robberies but said two suspect were involved in the ninth.

Police said they are looking for a black male with a very light complexion and slender build, standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 6 feet tall. He carried a handgun and wore dark clothing and a black ski mask at the robberies, police said.

Anyone with information that might assist the investigation of the robberies is asked to call the Raleigh police detectives 919-890-3555. or CrimeStoppers at 919-226-CRIME (2746).


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  • haditup2here Aug 1, 2007

    Point#1: All my years on this earth, I have yet to see a "womb with a view." Point#2: Ok, so say they all install the bullet proof booth---how is any stock going to get refilled? Should the clerk RUN back to the booth from the back of the store whenever a customer pulls into the parking lot? Even if one clerk is in the booth and one is restocking, the thief could still put a gun to the stock person's head and demand money from the one behind the counter. I don't know what the real answer is, but that isn't it.

  • spazman Aug 1, 2007

    You dont need BP glass or video,Just a second worker ARMED AND WILLING to BLOW THEIR BRAINS OUT,in a back womb with a view TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY

  • PikeMom Aug 1, 2007

    police said they are looking for a black male with a very light complexion

    AM I blind or what? I don't see the light.

  • Autumn Aug 1, 2007

    I agree that mandatory bullet-proof glass enclosures should be installed in all convenience stores, with keys for employees. That could buy time for the employee to call 911 and not get shot.

  • Juliett Aug 1, 2007

    ncguy, I have always thought the same thing. Install it or be closed down. It may be expensive, but it would save lives.

  • ncguy Aug 1, 2007

    I think it should be a law that conveniance store owners retro fit the store with bullet proof glass enclosure and the clerk would never be in danger from a bullet. Thug comes in and clerk can call 911 and laugh at the thug- so he can take a bag of chips and thats all.
    Of course all new conveniance stores have this all ready-
    and I don't see how the owners can say it's too expensive- do it or your closed!

  • lastchance Aug 1, 2007

    jokers wild.... thanks for your input and yes I agree with you to the fullest, more time for the crime but the judges dont do it, and as far as teaching thats out of the question, its like telling your pregant child about birth control, its taught and look at whats happening, children are having kids. I think camereas would at least help solve some of the unsolved crimes.

  • InhisName aka CaryCrazzy Aug 1, 2007

    He carried a handgun and wore dark clothing and a black ski mask at the robberies, police said.

    I hope this tip helps the cops catch them.

  • Tax Man Aug 1, 2007

    Another thug - arm the store clerks - legally. Let's take out these perps and not waste taxpayer funds to keep them locked up with their friends and gang members.

  • boingc Aug 1, 2007

    Prison is not a deterrent to many criminals. First of all, they don't think they're going to get caught--naive as it may be, they really think they're not. More importantly, they are most often looking for some quick cash to buy crack or the like. A crackhead does not think about tomorrow--they think about money for their next crack rock and that's it. 10 years, 20 years, life in prison--they REALLY DON'T CARE--they just need their next rock! That's it, end of story! The way to get them to stop robbing stores is not to increase the punishment, but get them off drugs! You need to treat the latent cause of the behavior, not the behavior itself.