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Raleigh thrift store robbed

Posted October 13, 2008

— A man robbed the the DSS Quality Thrift Store at 5655-E Western Blvd. in Raleigh just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, police said.

Police described the suspect as a black man, approximately 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing 140-170 pounds with a medium complexion. A witness said he was wearing dark trousers and a gray hat under a gray hoodie.

According to police, the man entered the store and indicated that he had a weapon. No one was injured.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department’s Detective Division at 919-890-3555 or Crime Stoppers at 919-226-CRIME.


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  • Adelinthe Oct 14, 2008

    What a shame! A new low.

    The people who work at these stores work so hard to put out good used merchandise because often little more than junk is donated.

    The often donate their time so that more money can be donated to the cause of the store.

    Praying they find this person and praying his heart is softened unto remorse.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Fredrick Bimmell Oct 14, 2008

    It takes a special kind of stupid to think up that robbery

  • colliedave Oct 14, 2008

    What kind of ding-bat robs a thrift store?

    A crack addict looking for money for his next "rock."

  • WRAL is joe_dirt Oct 14, 2008

    Clue: he will smell like mothballs.

  • ONEHARDHEAD Oct 14, 2008

    Told you smoking that stuff would make you stupid!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 14, 2008

    His Momma must have donated his favorite BooBoo Bear. And when you're broke, what do ya do?

  • Scarecrow Cow Oct 13, 2008

    Did he want to steal used clothes? He sure wasn't after the money if he robbed a thrift store.

  • Supie Oct 13, 2008

    How many dimes and quarters did he get away with?

  • sprice7 Oct 13, 2008

    What kind of ding-bat robs a thrift store? Planning to strike it rich, aye?