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Raleigh police searching for armed robbery suspects

Posted December 23, 2010

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— Raleigh police were searching by ground and by air Thursday morning for the people who committed an armed robbery in which shots were fired.

Police said that a person was robbed at gunpoint outside a convenience store at Tryon and Lake Wheeler roads. Shots were fired during the robbery, but no one was injured.

Minutes later, officers spotted a vehicle believed to be used in the robbery, police said. When they tried to stop the vehicle, the driver took off and crashed on Lake Wheeler Road, near Interstate 40. The vehicle's occupants took off on foot.

Police said they caught a couple suspects but are still searching for more. The state Highway Patrol helicopter was flying to assist in the search.

The names of the suspects haven't been released.

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  • Just the facts mam Dec 23, 2010

    Crime is not a Durham\Raleigh comparision, it is not a black\white comparision - it is a culture problem. A child raised from birth in a good culture will most likey be a productive citizen, when compared to a child raised who is raised in a bad cultural environment. Address the problems within culture (children being raised without fathers, children raised on government assistance rather than a parent setting a good work example, education not valued, etc.) Adress the culture problem and the criminal problem will not exist.

  • 2cents Dec 23, 2010

    WOW! Look at the leather seats on that SUV! Nicer than anything I own or could ever hope to! Remind me again why they needed to hold someone up?

  • wildcat Dec 23, 2010

    20 years in prison.

  • gmuny33 Dec 23, 2010

    Th3 Postm4n, I'm ashamed that they let your comments get thru. Obviously you had nothing to add, other than to cut and paste. At least now I know you read it twice.

    My teachers are very proud of me. They taught me the ability to look past people who are insignificant.

    I've often heard, the man above looks after babies and f00ls, you are surely not a baby, so what remains is..........

    ****hand dipped in water/backhand to cheek*****

  • Th3 Postm4n Dec 23, 2010

    gmuny33 your comments are ridiculous and shameful, comical at best.

    I especially like your comment "As for racial profiling, that's prejudice by the way of young and middle aged blacks being followed in stores and ran off, middle eastern on our flights, but when do you see or witness young and middle aged white males or females being profiled? It's not because there is not reason, but because many times those are the ones given the authority to do the profiling or the accusing."

    The accusers are not being accused because they are the accusers!!!! I'm sure all of your teachers were mean and not understanding of your dilemmas.

    "I hate to say this but, IM EMBARRASSED" - dave chappelle

    ****palms to face/immediate headache***

  • WakeCountyRedNeck Dec 23, 2010

    Mr PH.d, what the heck does "White bread" Cary/Apex/Holly Springs mean?

  • gmuny33 Dec 23, 2010

    @UNC ph.d, when I say it is not prejudiced, I mean crimes are committed, by black, white, hispanic, and other races against blacks, whites, hispanics and other races. I meant zip code by the fact that crimes are committed in all zip codes, maybe more often in some but no one or 2 zip codes are not affected by crime and criminals. Social status, meaning the rich and the priviledged, are just as prone to have crimes of burglary, rape, murder committed against them as those of not a priviledged life. As for racial profiling, that's prejudice by the way of young and middle aged blacks being followed in stores and ran off, middle eastern on our flights, but when do you see or witness young and middle aged white males or females being profiled? It's not because there is not reason, but because many times those are the ones given the authority to do the profiling or the accusing. When in doubt, the black guy did it, when on a flight, the middle easterner has the bomb. Wake up Mr. Raleigh!

  • UNC PH.d Dec 23, 2010

    That's true, crime is everywhere, even in "White bread" Cary/Apex/Holly Springs. But the stats don't lie, crime patterns follow social status, wage earnings, race, etc. This is just basic knowledge, even though most people are afraid to say it.

  • zahamm Dec 23, 2010

    How about some accurate descriptions of the suspects, WRAL? Why doesn't the news report the suspects' descriptions? Stop being PC and help the public by reporting accurately.

  • dlk13ster Dec 23, 2010

    @gmuny33: Amen.

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