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Robbers apologize after attacking Southview High student

Posted May 12, 2009

— Cumberland County deputies are searching for four or five men suspected of attacking a Southview High School student two weeks ago.

The 18-year-old told authorities he was walking home from gospel choir practice at school on April 30 when four or five men jumped him. He said he was beaten and robbed behind a Dollar General store on Legion Road.

The teen suffered a cut on the back of his ear and neck and a bruise on his forehead. The robbers apologized after determining he didn't have anything of value in his pockets or backpack, the teen told authorities.

The robbers, who were all 18 to 20 years old, fled in a red Saturn Ion, he told authorities.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500 or 910-484-TIPS.


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  • Jack Flash May 12, 2009

    Thieves today! Why, when I was a kid, thieves sent you a fruit basket by way of apology, not just some mumbly, halfhearted words.

  • rocket May 12, 2009

    Something doesn't quite add up here.

  • Glenn Miller May 12, 2009

    Apologies make it all better....sheesh!!

  • beachbum1 May 12, 2009

    How stupid is that, so they would not have if the kid had money...so stupid!

  • nonemeant May 12, 2009

    The "gentlemen bandits". Be on the lookout. They probably dress dapper too!!

  • Riddickfield May 12, 2009

    Well its nice to hear the thugs still have maners in Fayetteville. It seems civility is a thing of the past with today's criminals. Probably due to bad influences such as rap music and single parent upbringing. Refreshing to hear maners are still important in the world.

  • twc May 12, 2009

    Let 'em apologize in court. Then to the warden!