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Raleigh Police Ask Public's Help in Finding Suspect

Posted May 31, 2007

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— Raleigh police appleased Thursday night for the public's help in locating a man wanted for robbery, including one that involved a gunshot.

At approximately 3 a.m. May 27, policre said, the suspect and two accomplices robbed two victims in the 300 block of Fayetteville Street. The robbery victims reported that the three suspects got out of a black or dark gray four-door sedan and robbed them.

The suspect in the composite picture was armed with a handgun and fired a shot during the robbery, police said. The gunfire did not injure anyone.

The suspect depicted in a composite drawing is described as a black male in the twenties. He stands about 5 feet 11 inches tall and is of slender build. The two other suspects were described as black males, both about 5 feet 6 inches tall.

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  • skinnycow Jun 1, 2007

    @jim2dart

    No problem. I am glad that we could agree peacefully. And just so you know I didnt make the remark about your friend being embarassed. That was made by Beautiful. That was in her post not mine. But in any event the weather is lovely, the weekend will be nice so have a good rest of the day and a good weekend.

  • Sundaysailorsuxswallows Jun 1, 2007

    Now why did they have to draw him to be a black man?? I think that is sorta racist if you ask me... never fails police looking somebody and the picture they always show is a sketch of a black man!!! ha

  • jim2dart Jun 1, 2007

    Geisha
    Sorry, I misunderstood your viewpoint but I took exception to the word embarrass and thought that could only be from the view of an assailant, my mistake. I agree 100% about the people not anything else being responsible for their actions but I do believe drugged up, violent people get motivated by hate speech which is why I seperate rap from music. And again I'm not talking about all rap but I don't know the different categories.
    Enough on this, I sure a similar story will be on here by the end of the weekend. Have a nice day!

  • skinnycow Jun 1, 2007

    @jim2dart

    Dont feel emabarrased for me but I do have a lil sympathy for you. Where in my post did I defend those who attacked the victim in this story or your friend? You are the one that brought up rap music and that really had nothing to do with either story. I work extremely hard to be a law abiding citizen so I wouldnt dare take up for a criminal or a criminal act and rap music isnt a criminal and it is not a criminal act to listen to up. And how do you know what music a gang banger listens to? I dont agree with your view on music and how it affects peoples actions. I blame people for the things they do and feel as if they should be held accountable.

  • jim2dart Jun 1, 2007

    Geisha...I'm not talking about the feel good, cuddly rap they play on the radio. I'm talking about the rap the gang-bangers listen to, it's pure hate speech and has nothing to do with music whatsoever. And yes, I'm aware that people from all races make up the gang world. I also know most black people don't listen to that garbage and don't condone what the rappers represent. And no, my friend wasn't embarrassed he's just disappointed. I'm embarrassed for you for sticking up for people like this.

  • PJM Jun 1, 2007

    Thanks Geisha Girl!!!!!

  • PJM Jun 1, 2007

    What does rap have to do w/anything. Could we be sterotyping? Come on the media does enough of that. Being Thankful he just was embarrassed and had bruises and no one was walking behind him in a black suit & holding his flowers

  • skinnycow Jun 1, 2007

    correction to my post, I meant to say racisim isnt the reason people carry a weapon. sorry for the misprint.

  • skinnycow Jun 1, 2007

    @jim2dart

    The rap culture didnt rob or beat your friend up. It was done by a group of felonious men who have nothing better to do than to violate another. Would you blame rap music if it was a group of white men that jumped him? Or would you give the credit to renegade rock & roll or that hard core country music? We shouldnt be so quick to stereotype a group. Not all black people listen to rap and those that do are not all moved to go out and rob, kill or rape or whatever. And racism is the reason folks carry guns. People carry guns for protection from all people of all races that commit crimes.

  • jim2dart Jun 1, 2007

    This happens a lot more than you think especially downtown. I have a friend that got jumped a couple of weeks ago walking home from work on Lake Boone Trail by 5 or 6 young black men that pulled over and beat and kicked him senseless. They didn't try to rob him except his cell phone so he couldn't call for help. He's in his forties and white and never seen or spoke to these people before. I hear about it a lot during late hours in town but this guy got it in a pretty nice neighborhood. You got to love the rap culture.

    It would be nice if racism didn't exist but when you have to carry a gun just to walk around your neighborhood, you have to face reality, it's sad.

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