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911 call: Employees tied up in bathtub during armed robbery at Raleigh business

Posted July 18

— Two employees were tied up with zip ties Tuesday afternoon during an armed robbery at a Hillsborough Street business, according to Raleigh police.

Officers were dispatched to Adams Terry Realty, at 1310 Hillsborough Street, at about 1:30 p.m. Two suspects, one armed with a handgun, entered the business, demanded money and tied up two employees.

The two suspects, who a 911 caller said were men, left the scene after the robbery.

The 911 caller, who arrived at the business after the men had fled, told the dispatcher the employees were tied up inside a bathtub.

"They' are tied up in the bathtub and they need help," the caller said. "I can't get the people. They are tied up, I can't get them out."

The two employees were taken to WakeMed with minor injuries and the men got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

"It makes me feel nervous that my house is so close to a target for break-ins," said neighbor Luke Baker.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.


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  • Ray Rivera Jul 19, 9:45 a.m.
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    Terrible. I hope they catch them and give them long prison terms.

  • James Marley Jul 19, 8:03 a.m.
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    A description of the suspects would be nice.