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Raleigh police hope video will bring leads in store shooting

Posted December 23, 2011
Updated July 8, 2014

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— Police hope the release of surveillance video might help them identify two men wanted in connection with a fatal shooting three weeks ago at a Raleigh tobacco store.

Majid Mohram, 39, died Dec. 2 after being shot in the chest during an apparent robbery at M3 Tobacco, 3132-101 Calvary Drive.

A police spokesman said Friday that investigators have received numerous tips since releasing surveillance photos but that none, so far, have led to a positive ID of the men.

In the video, a man with a white handkerchief over his mouth and nose walks in the store wearing dark pants and a dark-colored hooded coat. He has a gun in his hand and walks to the counter, where he appears to point it at someone.

M3 Tobacco surveillance image M3 Tobacco surveillance video

At the same time, a second man also wearing dark clothing enters the store.

Investigators say that they believe the men are in their teens to early 20s. One stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall. Another is about 6 feet tall.

Police want to talk to anyone who might be able to identify the pair, as well as anyone who might have been in the store or the area around 8:30 p.m. that night.

They are asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that helps solve cases.

Mohram's family members said Friday that his death has been especially tough for his wife and two young children.

"He was a really good man. He was working a lot, trying to get a good life and make a nice (life) for his wife and kids," Mohram's cousin, Sultan Muharram, said. "Truly, they cry all the time. They can't believe it. They really feel bad."

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  • jsok123 Dec 23, 2011

    Police say BANK robberies are actually on a steady decline since 2001.
    Not sure about other robberies such as this one

  • hunter38 Dec 23, 2011

    "Always the same! It's never going to stop! Will get worse as the Economy continues to tank."

    Yeah lets blame it on the economy.....and NOT the real issue.....look at the "usual suspects" and start there.

  • Starks a.k.a. Iron Man Dec 23, 2011

    If everyone that always know the answers to society's problems. Would volanteer their their time and knowledge to those in need guidance would it not help more than banging out some complaints on the keyboard singing to the choir up here.Why do most people complaing about society's ill's write like they are connecting with those they are complaining about instead of making blanket statements insulting those that would actually read and comment on news stories think about that for a min.

  • poeticallycorrect-InvNo1 Dec 23, 2011

    The first picture looks like the guy is leaning over a lottery machine printing tickets out. Hmmm if that is the case I wish one of those tickets was a winner so they could track him down that way.

  • Mitch Dec 23, 2011

    This isn't journalism. It's bolshevism.

  • wildcat Dec 23, 2011

    I hope someone will recognize these two and report them to the police. They both need to be lock up for a long time.

  • fatchanceimwrong Dec 23, 2011

    Newt Gingrich said what needed to be said about it recently, and of course he was slammed by the offended and politically correct crowd. At least he has the courage to say what the real problem is. Everyone knows, but these days you're labeled if you say anything about it, so most people will not speak the truth. Makes you wonder who really has the power.

  • ElvisPresleyJr Dec 23, 2011

    When a certain part of the population is influenced by a certain type of music/media that promotes a certain type of lifestyle that includes sex and violence, then what you get is a certain result that shows up in statistics related to stories just like this.

  • sammyg Dec 23, 2011

    They're just robbing to pay the tax man...c'mon!

  • ElvisPresleyJr Dec 23, 2011

    C'mon WRAL, take your finger off the censor button and let's open up the discussion and talk about what the real problem is here. Everybody in here knows what it is. It sure isn't the economy.

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